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MINUTES "^^ -yl " 



OF THE 



SIXTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 



Baptist State Convention 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



HELD IN ELIZABETH CITY, N. C, 

DECEMBER 7, 8, 9, 10 AND 11, 1893. 



RALEIGH: 
Edwards & Broughton, Printers and Binders. 

1893- 



OFFICERS. 



PRESIDENT: 

R. H. Marsh Oxford, N. C. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS : 

J. W. Carter Raleigh, N. C. 

R. T. Vann Scotland Neck, N. C. 

E. F. Aydlett Elizabeth City, N. C. 

RECORDING SECRETARIES: 

N. B. Broughton Raleigh, N. C. 

Needham B. Cobb Raleigh, N. C. 

treasurer: 
J. D. BouSHALL Raleigh, N. C. 

auditor: 
W. N. Jones Raleigh, N. C. 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: 

C. Durham Raleigh, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF THE CONVENTION: 

C. Durham, C. M. Cooke, W. T. Faircloth, 

T. H. Briggs, E. R. Mills. 



BOARDS OF THE CONVENTION. 

KOR 1893-'9-?J:. 



BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

J. C. Scarborough, Chairman. C. Durham, Cor. Secretary. 

J. H. Alford, G. M. Allen, F. S. Biggs, T. W. Blake, C. W. Blanch- 
ard, J. D. Bousliall, S. W. Brewer, N. B. Broughton, J. C. Caddell, C. W. 
Carter, J. W. Carter, N. B. Cobb, G.J. Dowell, J. H. Edwards, J. C.- 
Ellington, E. McK. Goodwin, W. R. Gwaltney, F. P. Hobgood, J. N. 
Holding, E. C. Holleman, C. J. Hunter, W. N. Jones, L. O. Lougee, 
W. A. Montgomery, M. T. Norris, H. C. Olive. T. H. Pritchard, T. E. 
Skinner, A. M. Simms, W. G. Upchurch, H. L. Watson, J. P. Wyatt, 
R. E. L. Yates. 

Ashe and Alleghany, James Eller; Atlantic, J. C. Whitty; Alexander, 
D. W. Pool; Beulah, W. R. Brooks; Bladen, W. S. Meekin; Brier Creek, 
W. A. Myers; Brushy Mountain, R. A. Spainhour; Caldwell, J. V. 
McCall; Cedar Creek, H. B. Downing; Central, P. A. Dunn; Catawba 
River, Samuel Huffman; Cape Fear, E. W. Wooten; Chowan, E. F. 
Aydlett; Columbus, A. McKennon; Eastern, L,. R. Carroll; Elkin, J. S. 
Kilby; Flat River, R. H. Marsh; French Broad, T. M. Honeycutt; Green 
River, C. B. Justice; Kings Mountain, H. F. Schenck; Liberty, James 
Smith; Little River, J. A. Campbell; Mecklenburg and Cabarrus, C. 
Gresham; Mitchell County, L. H. Green; Montgomery, W. M. Bostick; 
Mt. Zion, W. C. Tyree, Pee Dee, L.Johnson; Pilot Mountain, H. A. 
Brown; Raleigh, O. L. Stringfield; Robeson, E. K. Proctor, J^.; Sandy 
Creek, O. T. Edwards; South Atlantic, J. M. Long; South Fork, J. S. 
Bridges; South Yadkin, J. B. Holman; Stanly, E. F. Eddings; Tar River, 
R. VanDeventer and R. T. Vann; Three Forks, W. S. Farthing; Union, 
A. C.Davis; West Chowan, J. B. Brewer; Yadkin, J. G. Burrus; Yancey 
County, J. W^. Briggs. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

. W. L. Poteat, W. R. Gwaltney, W. B. Royal, D. W. Allen, C. E. 
Brewer, J. M. Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, L. Chapell, P. A. Dunn, W. B. Dunn, 
W. H. Edwards, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Lankford, L. R. Mills, J. B. 
Powers, F. M. Purefoy, N. Y. Gulley, C. E. Taylor, J. F. Lanneau, John 
Mitchell. R. E. Royall, W. J. Ferrell, Dr. J. C. Fowler, E. W. Sikes, 
J. C. Caddell, A. F. Purefoy, T. E. Holding and J. C. Maske. 



MINISTERIAL RELIEF BOARD. 
W. C. Tyree, Geo. J. Dowell, J. F. McDuffie, N. B. Broughton, W. A. 
Albright, H. A. Reams, T. E. Cheek, J. L. Markham, T. H. Pritchard, 
F. P. Hobgood, W. N. Jones. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST STATE 
CONVENTION. 



1. The Baptist State Convention shall be composed of three male rep- 
resentatives from each white Association in the State in fellowship with 
us, or one annual male representative appointed by the churches for 
ever}- ten dollars contributed to its funds: Provided, that no church shall 

• have more than ten representatives, and of such male life members as 
have been made so by the payment of thirty dollars at any one time to 
the Treasurer for the objects of the Convention. No one shall be a 
member of the Convention who is not a member in good standing of a 
Baptist church in fellowship with us, and no other life members shall 
be made. 

2. The primary objects of the Convention shall be to encourage and 
support Wake Forest College; to educate young men called of God to 
the ministry, and approved by the churches to which they belong; to 
encourage education among all the people of the State; to support the 
gospel in all destitute sections of the State and of the Southern Baptist 
Convention; to send the gospel to the nations that have it not; to encour- 
age the distribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious litera- 
ture; to assist Baptist churches in the erection of suitable houses of 
worship; to encourage the proper care of indigent orphan children and 
destitute and aged ministers of the gospel, and to co-operate with the 
Southern Baptist Convention in all its departments of labor. 

3. The Convention shall meet annually, on Thursday night after the 
first Sunday in December. 

4. The officers of the Convention shall be a President, three Vice- 
Presidents, a Recording Secretary and an Assistant, a Corresponding 
Secretary, a Treasurer, an Auditor, and five Trustees, all of whom, 
except the Trustees, who shall serve during the pleasure of the Conven- 
tion, shall be elected annually. 

5. The President shall preside and enforce order in accordance with 
Dr. Mell's Parliamentary Practice. One of the Vice-Presidents shall 
preside in the absence of the President. 

6. The Recording Secretary and his Assistant shall record the pro- 
ceedings, collect and preserve statistics of the denomination, and pub- 
lish and distribute the Minutes. 

7. The Treasurer shall receive all funds represented in the Conven- 
tion; make public acknowledgment of the same each week through the 
Biblical Recorder ; give his bond to the Trustees; forward, at least once 
a month, all contributions to their destination; at every meeting of the 
Convention make a full report of his receipts and disbursements, and, 
on retiring from his office, turn over to his successor all moneys, papers 
and books belonging thereto. 



CONSTITUTION. 5 

8. The Trustees shall secure and hold the title to any and all property 
belonging to, or which may be acquired by the Convention, and take a 
sufficient bond of the Treasurer. The terms, conditions and amount of 
the bond shall be fixed by the Trustees, and in case the Treasurer shall 
refuse or neglect to give his bond within thirty days after his election, 
the Trustees shall have power to elect a Treasurer. They shall report 
annually to the Convention. 

9. The Auditor shall, prior to each annual meeting of the Convention, 
examine carefully all the receipts, disbursements, vouchers, papers and 
books of the Treasurer, and his certificate to the facts in the case shall 
be attached to the Treasurer's report. 

10. The Corresponding Secretar}- shall solicit contributions to the 
objects of the Convention; assist the Board of Missions and Sunday- 
Schools in the employment and payment of missionaries, and labor to 
promote the cultivation and development of Christian benevolence. 

11. The Education Board shall, so far as it may be able, assist promis- 
ing and indigent young ministers seeking to prepare themselves for the 
more efficient preaching of the gospel. 

12. The Board of Missions and Sunday-Schools shall encourage the 
churches to give liberally to all the objects of the Convention; so far as 
the means at its disposal will allow, supply all destitute portions of the 
State with faithful and efficient ministers of the gospel; give pecuniary 
aid, as far as can be secured, for building houses of worship at proper 
points in the State, and in cases where pecuniary aid cannot be given, 
commend them to the beneficence of the churches; encourage the dis- 
tribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious literature in the 
homes, in the churches and in the Sunday-Schools; encourage Sunday- 
School Conventions and Institutes; continue, and so far as it may be 
able, and the grow^th of this work may require, enlarge the Sunday- 
School Supply Store, and co-operate with all missionary and Sunday- 
School work of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

13. There shall be an Auditor of the Sunday-School Supply Store, who, 
prior to each annual meeting of the Convention, shall examine carefully 
all the receipts, disbursements and expenditures, vouchers, papers, books 
and stock on hand, and his certificate to the facts in the case shall be 
attached to the report on the Suppiy Store. 

14. The Board shall be appointed annually, and report to each session 
of the Convention. 

15. The Convention year shall close one week before the annual meet- 
ing of the body. 

16. The Boards of the Convention shall fix the compensation of their 
respective officers, and that of the Treasurer and Corresponding Secre- 
tary of the Convention. 

17. The Constitution may be changed or amended at any annual ses- 
sion by two-thirds of the representatives present voting in the affirmative. 



LIST OF DELEGATES. 



ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION. 

Newbern Church. — Rufus Ford, H. B. Duffy, Newbern. 
Pollocksville Church. — ^J. H. Vernon, Pollocksville. 

BEUI.AH ASSOCIATION. 

West Washington Street. — C. A. G. Thomas, Greensboro. 

BRUSHY MOUNTAIN. 

Moraviati Falls Church. — W. R. Bradshaw, Moravian Falls. 

CEDAR CREEK. 

Alt. Pisgah.—U. J. Edwards, Cedar Creek. 

CHOWAN. 

Ballard'' s Bridge Church. — Edward Pearce, Rockyhock; J. M. Fore- 
hand, Barnitz; A. A. Parrish, Edenton. 

Elizabeth Cily.—Q. S. Blackwell, James B. Harrell, Jas. F. Snell, 
F. F. Cohoon, J. R. Pinner, Z. E. Goodwin, Elizabeth City. 

Plymouth. — B. Chears, J. W. Bryan, Plymouth. 

Columbia Church. — ^Joe A. Spruill, J. C. Meekin, Sr., Columbia. 

Edenton Church. — ^Jno. E. White, Lynn D. Bond, Edenton. 

Ebenezer Church. — J. A. Spencer, John S. McCoy, South Mills. 

Gatesville Church. — ^John M. Outland, C. J. Woodson, Gatesville. 

Olivet Church. — ^Josiah Elliott, Hertford. 

Providence Church. — R. R. Overby, Belcross. 

Reynoldson Church. — W. B. Waff, John G. Mills, Reynoldson; E. J. 
Freeman, Somerton, Va. 

Shiloh Church.— V. S. C. Davis, J. H. Morrisette, Shiloh. 

Salem. Church. — W. P. Jordan, Hertford. 

Sawyer's Creek Church. — Abner Aydlett, T. B. Boushall, Belcross; 
H. W. Scott, Camden, C. H. 

Yeopim Church. — A. W. Burfoot, Hertford. 



LIST OF DELEGATES. 



CENTRAL ASSOCIATION. 



First Church, Raleigh.—]. W. Carter, C. Durham, Needham B. Cobb. 
John C. Scarborough, J. D. Boushall, Raleigh. 

Wake Forest Church.— \Y. R. Gwaltney, Charles E. Taylor, W. L. 
Poteat, J. C. Caddell, J. B. Powers, Wake Forest. 

Franklinton Church. — John Mitchell, Baylus Cade, Franklinton. 

EASTERN ASSOCIATION. 

Mount Olive Church.— h.. A. Butler, Mount Olive. 

FRENCH BROAD ASSOCIATION. 

Mars Hill Church.—^. M. Honeycutt, Mars Hill. 

FLAT RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Oxford Church.— John S. Hardaway, F. P. Hobgood, F. W. Hancock, 
Oxford. 
Hester's Chmch.-R. H. Marsh, Oxford. 
Grassy Creek Church. — C. B. Wilkinson, Averett, Va. 
Roxboro.—]. H. Lamberth, Greenville. 
Poplar Creek.— VJ. A. Parham, Watkins. 

KINGS MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

Shelby Church.— J. L. Sproles, Shelby. 

LIBERTY ASSOCIATION. 

Rich Fork Church.—]. H. Mills, Thomasville. 
Pleasant Grove Church.— G. M. Webb, Randleman. 

LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Hector's Creek Church.—]. A. Campbell, Poe's. 
NeiWs Creek Church.— AWen Betts, Varina. 

MOUNT ZION ASSOCIATION. 

Chapel Hill Church.—]. L. Carroll, Thos. Hume, Collier Cobb, Chapel 
Hill. 
First Church, Durham.— \V. C. Tyree, R. T. Bryan. 
Third Church, Durham.— C. W. Blanchard, East Durham. 
Roberson's Grove Church.—]. F. McDuffie, East Durham. 

MECKLENBURG AND CABARRUS ASSOCIATION. 

Tryon Street Church, Charlotte.—'^. H. Pritchard, Charlotte. 



LIST OF DELEGATES. 9 

PILOT MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

Broad Street Church, Winston.— S,. F. Conrad, Wiuston. 
Mount Airy Church.— 1,. R. Pruett, Mt. Airy. 

PEE DEE ASSOCIATION. 

Roberdel Church.—]. F. Tuttle, RoberdeL 

RALEIGH ASSOCIATION. 

Tabernacle, Raleigh. — A. M. vSimnis, N. B. Broughton, J. M. Broughtou, 
Raleigh. 

Selma Church.— O. C. Horton, Selma. 
Whitestone Church. — O. L. Stringfield, Raleigh. 
Apex Church. — I. T. Newton, Carthage. 

ROBESON ASSOCIATION. 

Maxton Church.— Win. J. Fulford, Maxton. 

First Church, Fayetteville.—]. Hartwell Edwards, Fayetteville. 

Lumberton Church. — F. H. Martin, Lumberton. 

Red Springs. — R. A. Moore, Red Springs. 

SOUTH FORK ASSOCIATION. 

Eaton's Church. — E. Frost, Cana. 
Hickory Church. — C. S. Cashwell, Hickory. 
Lincolnto7i Church. — M. P. Matheny, Lincolnton. 

SANDY CREEK ASSOCIATION. 

Jonesboro Church. — C. V. Brooks, Jonesboro. 

TAR RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Henderson Church. — R. VanDe venter, T. P. Stewart, A. W. Stewart, 
W. B. Shaw, Henderson. 

Hatnilton Church. — ^J. H. Sherrod, Hamilton. 

Louisburg Church. — W. B. Morton, Thos. B. Wilder, Louisburg. 

Littleton Church. — ^J. K. Fant, Littleton. 

Mildred Church.—']. W. Powell, Mildred. 

Rocky Mount Church.^. K. Howell, Rocky Mount. 

Scotland Neck Church.—^. T. Vann, E. E. Hilliard, W. S. Ballard, 
Scotland Neck. 

Tarboro Church. — ^J. D. Huf ham, Tarboro. 

Warrenton Church.— t. J. Taylor, N. L. Shaw, Warrentou. 



lO LIST OF DELEGATES. 



WEST CHOWAN ASSOCIATION. 

Ahoskie Chnrtrh. —Bra-s.ton Craig, Ahoskie. 
Aulander Church.— h. M. Curtis, A. W. Early, Aulauder. 
Bethlehem Church.— K. P. Thomas, Bethlehem. 
Cashie Church.—^. B. Boone, Windsor. 
Harrellsville Church.— B. F. Williams, Harrellsville. 
Murfreesboro Church.— Q. W. Scarborough, John B. Brewer, G. W. 
Spencer. 

Republican Church.— "t. T. Speight, Lewiston. 
IVinton Church.—}. S. Shaw, Winton. 



MINUXES 



NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST STATE CONyENTION. 



SIXTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION. 



Elizabeth City, N. C, December 7, 1893. 

The North Carolina Baptist State Convention met in its 
sixty-third annual session with the church at this place at 
7:30 P. M., and was opened with devotional exercises by 
singing "All hail the power of Jesus' name," reading of 
Scriptures by J. J. Hall, of Norfolk, Va., prayer by R. 
VanDeventer, Henderson, N. C. 

The Introductory Sermon was then preached by J. W. 
Carter, Raleigh, from Revelations i: xiii, at the conclusion 
of which President R. H. Marsh, of Oxford, called the 
Convention to order. 

C. Durham moved the appointment of a Committee on 
Credentials, which was adopted, and the Chair named 
Brethren J. B. Brewer, L. R. Pruitt, J. H. Lambeth, J. K. 
Fant and J. H. Edwards. 

The Committee reported 103 delegates present. (See 
Table of Delegates.) 

On motion, the Convention proceeded to the election of 
officers. 

T. H. Pritchard moved that the Secretary cast the vote 
of the Convention for the present incumbent as President. 

This motion being adopted, the Secretary cast the vote 
for R. H. Marsh, who was declared unanimously re-elected. 



12 MINUTES OF THE 

On motion of J. L. Carroll, of Chapel Hill, the present 
Secretaries, N. B. Broughton and N. B. Cobb, were 
re-elected by acclamation. 

On motion, a committee of three, consisting of R. R. 
Overby, J. D. Hufham and J. K. Howell, were appointed 
to nominate the remaining officers. 

This Committee reported as follows: 

First Vice-President, J. W. Carter, of Raleigh; second 
Vice-President, R. T. Vann, of Scotland Neck ; third Vice- 
President, E. F. Aydlett, of Elizabeth City. 

Corresponding Secretary, C. Durham. 

Treasurer, J. D. Boushall, of Raleigh. 

Auditor, W. N. Jones, of Raleigh. 

The report was adopted. 

The Chair appointed F. P. Hobgood, C. Durham and 
R. T. Vann as a Committee on Order of Business. 

The following visiting; brethren were recocjnized and 
welcomed: 

W. H. Whitsett, of the Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary, Louisville, Ky. ; G. W. Sanderlin, of Columbia 
Association, Washington, D. C. ; T. P. Bell, Secretary of 
Sunday-School Board Southern Baptist Convention; F. C. 
McConnell, Assistant Corresponding Secretary of the Home 
Mission Board; J. J. Hall, Norfolk, Va. ; A. E. Dickinson, 
of the Religions Herald; G. F. Williams, of Richmond; 
C. C. Bitting, of the Bible and Missionary Department of 
American Baptist Publication Society; R. T. Bryan, visit- 
ing missionary from China. 

The pastor of the church, C. S. Blackwell, cordially wel- 
comed the delegates and visitors to the hospitality of the 
people of Elizabeth City. 

At request of the President, W. C. Tyree, of Durham, 
responded to the welcome for the Convention. 

F. P. Hobgood, for the Committee, reported the follow- 
ing order of business for to-morrow: 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 1 3 

9 A. M. Religious Exercises. 

9:30 A. M. Meeting of Convention, with miscellaueons business, reading 
of reports of Boards and their proper reference. 
12 M. Adjourn. 

2 p. M. Report on Orphanage. 

3 p. M. Report on Periodicals. 
7 p. M. State Missions. 

The report was adopted. 

On motion, Convention adjourned. Benediction by J. W. 
Carter, of Raleigh. 



FRIDAY MORNING. 

Elizabeth City, N. C, Dec. 8, 1893. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by J. H. Edwards, 
pastor of Fayetteville church. President Marsh called the 
Convention to order at 10 a. m. Additional delegates 
reported. 

On motion of J. D. Huf ham, J. W. Carter, of Raleigh, 
was requested to furnish a copy of his sermon last night 
for publication in the Biblical Recorder, 

The Committee on Order of Business, by permission of 
the body, were permitted to change their order of business 
to read as follows: 



9 A. M. Religious Exercises. 

9:30 A. M. Miscellaneous Business. 

10 K. M. Report of Board of Missions and Sunday-schools. 

1 1 A. M. Report of Board of Education. 

11:40 A. M. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

2 p. M. Orphanage at Thomasville. 

3 P. M. Periodicals. 

3:45 p. M. Address from Dr. Bitting of Bible and Mission Board. 
7 p. M. State Missions. 

SATURDAY. 

9:30 .K. M. Miscellaneous Business. 

10 A. M. Report of Trustees of Wake Forest College. 

2 p. M. Sunday-school Board of Southern Baptist Convention. 



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3 p. M. Baptist Female University. 
7 p. M. Home Missions. 

SUNDAY. 

3 p. M. Historical Society. ~ p. m. Foreign ^lissions. 

The following; visitors were recog-nized and invited to 
seats: J. M. Corbett, of Boykin's, Va. ; A. D. Hunter and 
Iv. C. Brickhouse, of Virginia; R. B. Creecy, editor of 
Elisabeth City Econofnist. 

On motion of N, B. Brougliton, the Chair appointed the 
following committee to consider the question of a separate 
Board for Sunday-school and Colportage work, and to 
report such change in the Constitution as may be found 
necessary for the same. Committee — N. B. Brougliton, 
R. VanDeventer, R. T. Vann, Baylus Cade, Rufus Ford. 

C. Durham, Corresponding Secretary, read report of 
Board of ^Missions and Sunday-Schools, as follows: 

REPORT OF BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

One hundred and sixty-six j'ears ago about twenty true and brave fol- 
lowers of Jesus met, only a few miles from this place, and formed the first 
Baptist Church ever constituted within the limits of our State. The light 
then kindled has never gone out; the faith then declared has never been 
shaken; the Gospel then preached has never lost its power; the ordi- 
nances then practiced have never been changed; the church polity then 
adopted has never been amended; the objects then put before them 
have never been clouded; the seed then planted have brought a great 
harvest, and the forces then set to work will never cease to lift the peo- 
ple towards our God. 

North Carolinians live and move and have their being in a Baptist 
atmosphere. In 1730 there was in the State only about one Baptist out 
of every one hundred of the population; in 1S30 there was about one out 
of every twelve; in 1890 there was about one out of every five, and at the 
close of 1893 there is one out of every three persons in the State over ten 
years of age. According to the United States census of 1890 the number 
of Missionary Baptists in this State was 290,504. They are having a net 
gain in this State of from ten to twelve thousand each 3'ear. 

This fact has yet greater siguificance when it is remembered that every 
church member among them has made a personal profession of faith, 
and has, in the solemn presence of God and his people, personally 
declared his allegiance to Jesus Christ and the principles and precepts 
of the New Testament as held by our people. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 1 5 

Thev are bound together on the principle of voluntary association ; 
they stand in absolute independence of the State; they are true to the 
simple aud natural teachings of the Scriptures; they are aggressive in 
every department of denominational work — they have led all other 
denominations in the State in correct ideas of religious liberty, in Chris- 
tian education, in religious literature, in providing for the orphans, and 
in mission work at home and in foreign lands, and have received the 
blessing of God in such measure that, while since 1830 the population of 
the State has only a little more than doubled, they have increased in 
church membership more than twelve fold. 

These are the natural results of their united, well-directed efforts to 
plant a Baptist Church in reach of every person in the State. The Gos- 
pel has brought with it to every section where they have been properly 
represented an intelligent understanding of the principles which differ- 
entiate them from other Christian people, and has begotten a deter- 
mined purpose to uphold and disseminate their fundamental doctrines. 

They are greatly indebted to the wisdom, conservatism and labors 
of the past generation, and the best way to pay that debt and serve the 
generations to come is to serve wisely and heroically, by the will of God, 
the generation of the present day. While others are compelled to feel 
about after reasons for their failure to reach the people and are looking 
anxiously to the future with little hope of enlarged success, the Baptists 
are called on to give some explanation for their large numbers, united 
ranks and hopeful spirit. 

Among the many causes of Baptist progress in this State may be 
named (i) the New Testament alone their standard of authority in the 
ordinances and church politj^; (2) the evangelistic adaptation of their 
preaching and the simplicity of their worship; (3) the true missionary 
idea and the missionary spirit; (4) the local independence and the gen- 
eral zVzz'^r-dependence of their churches in council and organized denomi- 
national work; (5) the voluntary combination of contributions and the 
wise and hearty co-operation in plans of work; (6) the enlarged faith in 
God and the churches in undertaking to do the work open to them; (7) 
the continued guidance and blessings of Father, Son and H0I3' Spirit. 

TO DIE IS GAIN. 

During the past year a large number of our brethren have been called 
to their reward. 

Ministers. 

William Royall, D. D., LL,. D., January 3d, in his 70th year. Profes- 
sor "School of English " Wake Forest College. 

E. D. Johnson, February 7th, in his 65th year. 
Jeptha Layton, February loth, in his 73d year. 
J. W. Smith, March 4th, in his 6ist year. 
John R. Maynard, March 23d, in his 53d year. 

F. H. Ivey, D. D., May 5th, in his 62d year. 



l6 MINUTES OF THE 

D. J. Ra}', June 5tb, in his 77th year. 
Isaac Smith, June 19th, in his 75th year. 
J. P. Mason, June 24th, iu his 67th year. 
R. E. Harper, June 26th, in his 39th year. 
R. R. Day, July 12th, in his 25th year. 
George P. Moore, July 23d, in his 67th year. 
Benjamin Lanier, August 5th, in his 87th year. 
J. B. Barlow, September 29th, in his 71st year. 
O. Churchill, October 24th, in his 75th year. 

H. M. Tupper, D. D., November 12th, in his 62d year. Founder and 
President of Shaw University, 1S65-1S93. 

Laymen. 

W. H. Pace, April 27th, in his 49th year. President of the Conven- 
tion, 1887-1888; President Board of Missions, 1887-1SS9, 1890-1891. 

A. L. Ferrell, November 9th, in his 50th year. Member of Board of 
Missions, 1890-1S93. 

They are nozu at rest — 

Faithfully they toiled through the turmoil of life, 
Calml}' they sleep till the morning appear.^;. 

THE PAST YEAR 

has been one peculiarly beset by real and extraordinary difficulties. 
The financial stringency, beyond anything known in the present gene- 
ration; the storms which swept away a large part of the crops; the low 
price of cotton and tobacco, the only money crops of a large part of 
our people; the Columbian Exposition, to visit which many of our 
people spent more than they have ever given to missions in any one year, 
and the continued discussion of "mission methods" by the papers, iu 
the churches and before many of the Associations, may be reckoned 
among the special causes which have made the collection of money for 
missions more difficult this j'ear than for many j-ears in the past. 

BUT THIS year' 
has, under the circumstances, developed the largest contributions and 
resulted in the most successful year's work in the hist«ry of the Con- 
vention. For in many cases, to their power, we bear them record, yea, 
and beyond their power, in this great confusion and distress their deep 
poverty has abounded unto the riches of their liberality. 

In efforts to enlarge donations some show how well, how much, the 
churches have done; others hozv poorly, how little. The Pauline idea is 
how well, hozv much. This stimulates and unifies, begets cheer and 
gratitude and enlarges contributions, but the other drives, ruffles and 
freezes, and begets excuse-making, fault-finding and divisions. 



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AT THE TAST CONVENTION 

the following was adopted, viz.: 

Resolved, That the Board of Missions and Sunday-Schools be 
instructed to borrow money, when necessary, to meet payments to the 
missionaries when due. 

It was impossible for the Board, as a Board, to borrow money, and no 
individual felt it to be his duty to become personally responsible to the 
bank for the amoiint needed. 

The " Commission," the contract with each missionary, says: " If all 

is satisfactory a draft for your salary due from the Board will be sent 

you by mail so soon as the funds are in the treasury.'''' At a meeting of 

the Board, March 27th, 1893, the following was adopted, viz.: 

Resolved, That the Treasurer be instructed to pay interest, at not 
exceeding 8 per cent, per annum on all amounts due Missionaries after 
January ist, 1893, on work for the year ending November ist, 1892. 

The Treasurer paid on June 20th the last amounts due on the work of 

the previous year, with interest at 8 per cent, per annum from January 

1st, 1893. This will hereafter be a precedent for the Board, when such 

deficits occur, unless the Convention shall instruct otherwise. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

« 

During the past decade the churches have given and the Board has 
used 1103,947.32 in State Missions. This does not include more than 
double this amount put in houses of worship on mission fields. In the 
past decade the churches have given, and the Board has forwarded to the 
Home and Foreign Boards at Atlanta and Richmond for mission work 
in this and other countries, ^102,243.62. 

State, Home and Foreign Missions, Education, Orphanage, Ministers' 
Relief, Sunday-schools and Colportage are each a part of the one great 
work in which we are engaged, but Slate Missions not only preceded 
and now nnderly our prosperity in all the other departments, but a 
depreciation, neglect, or injury here must react injuriously on all the 
other work. The multiplication of well-trained churches in our State is 
the shortest road to prosperity for all the other departments. The family, 
civil government and the churches are of divine appointment, but the 
family existed before either of the others, and on its existence and purity 
depends, in a large measure, the prosperity of both the others. The 
depreciation, neglect or destruction of the family would be the most 
direct road to the ruin of the State and the churches. 

MISSIONARIES AND THEIR I^OCATION. 

The names of the missionaries and the Associations in which the}' have 
been located, as arranged by Executive Committees and the Board, are 
as follows : 

Ashe and Ali^eghany.— D. J. Harris, Sparta, Liberty, King's Creek, 
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I^aurel Springs, Laurel Glen and Wolf Branch; E. Blevins, New Cran- 
bury; T. M. Duncan, Obid's and New River; J. C. Johnson, Jefferson and 
Beaver Creek; Noah Blevins, Brushy Fork and Peak Valley; J. F. Stan- 
ley, Baptist Home, Cliflon and Rich Hill; Jesse Barr, Long Branch. 

Atlantic. — G. L. Finch, Emmons, Webbtown, Seven Springs and 
Union; J. H. Hildreth, Bayboro, Bay Creek, Oregon and Aurora; J. H. 
Vernon, Pollocksville, Piney Grove and Trenton; R. D. Carroll, Ayden, 
Hopewell and Dover; J. W. Nobles, Piney Grove, Capernaum and Cool 
Springs; D. F. Aman, Dixon's School-house, Wills' School-house and 
Mundine; Benjamin Ward, Enon, Pine}' Grove, Christian Hope and 
Cave Spring; B. H. Mathews, Smyrna, Woodville, Davis' Shore, North 
River, Marshallburg and Hunting Quarter; J. W. Rose (per New Bern 
church), Croatau, Riverdale, Vanceboro, Cave Creek, Stanly Branch and 
Arnold's School-house. 

Beulah. — S. F. Conrad, Ruflin; and J. K. Howell. 

Caldwell.— I. W. Thomas, Lenoir; and H. M. Croom, Gameville and 
Cedar Branch School-houses. 

C.\TAWB.A River. — C. E. Gower, Connelly's Springs; and J. L. Shinn, 
Stony Point School-house. 

Chow.an.— R. R. Overby, Moyock; C. J. Woodson, Ariel; J. F. Tuttle, 
Plymouth; W. A. Carawan, six places in Hyde County; Josiah Elliott 
to aid in Hyde County; J. B. Ferebee and N. P. Stalliugs. 

Eastern. — R. E. Peel, Burgaw, Jacksonville, Tar Landing, Catherine 
Lake and Richlands; W. E. Bilbro, Chinquapin and Hallsville; S. D. 
Swain, Salem; T. J. Jenkins, Brooklyn. 

Flat River.— J. A. Stradly, Rock Spring. 

Green River. — ^J. C. Sorrels, North Cove; A. J. Hensley, Cherry 
Springs, Buck Creek, Clear Creek and Columbia, and D. P. Lowdermilk. 

Kings Mountain. — R. L. Limrick. 

Liberty.— J. K. Fant, High Point; G. M. Webb, Pleasant Grove, 
Worthville, Central Falls, Ashboro and Randleman; J. M. Hilliard, 
Thomasville; Henry Sheets, Kernersville; H. Morton, Denton and Oak 
Hill; M.J. Leach, Welch's Arbor; J. N. Stallings, Wallburg; Thomas 
Carrick, Lexington and Marion. 

Little River. — N. A. Campbell, Stony Creek; J. M. HoUoman, Ben- 
son and Lillington; R. J. Bennett, Pine Forest. 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus.— J. O. Alderman, Concord; D. M. 
Austin. Olivet church, Charlotte; A. W. Crabtree, Morehead's Cross- 
roads. 

Mount Zion.— J. C. Hocutt, Burlington and Graham; G. T. Watkins, 
Berry's Grove; J. F. McDuffie, Belvin's and Ephesus; C. A. Woodson, 
Lebanon; A. J. Taylor, Cool Spring, Mount Ada and Mars Hill; Alvis 
Andrews, Haw River and other cotton factories. 

Pee Dee.— T. S. Wright, Mineral and Harris' School-house; C. H. 



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Martin, Beulah; J. M. Little, Zoar; M. L. Kesler, Laurinburg; J. S. 
Boyles, Roberdel and Pleasant Grove. 

Pilot Mountain. — C. C. Haymore, Germanton, Denis and one two 
miles up from Germanton; J. H. Lewellen, Pilot mountain; P. Oliver, 
Bethel; N. J. Mathews, Valley; L. G. Broughtou, Broad Street,'Winston; 
S. F. Conrad, Walnut Cove; R. M. Loftis and C. W. Glidewell. 

Raleigh. — F. H. Poston, Sardis, Four Oaks, Avery's School-house 
and Blackman's Cross-roads; W. C. Nowell, Moore's School-house and 
Rock Ridge Academy; O. C. Horton, Princeton and Pine Level. 

Robeson.— W. J. Fulford, Maxton; A. R. Pittman, Rowland; W. W. 
Willis, Jackson Swamp. 

Sandy Creek.— G. L. Merrell, Franklinville; G. W. Hermon, Mace- 
donia and Enterprise; W. G. King, Ephesus. 

South Fork.— J. F. Morris, Link's Chapel; J. A. Hoyle, Maiden; 
C. M. Murchison, Thessalonica; M. P. Matheny, Lowell, Denon and 
Fleming. 

South River. — W. R.Johnson, Roseboro; W. B. Harrell, school-house 
in the " Lee Settlement"; and F. W. F. Watson. 

South Yadkin. — W. J. Hopkins, Mooresville; N. S. Jones, Ellis' 
School-house; J. B. Newton, Yadkin Valley and Advance. 

Stanly.— G. O. VVilhoit, Albemarle. 

Tar River.— J. W. Powell, Mildred, Eagles', Bethel and Penny Hill; 
J. R. Pace, Parker's, Crump's and Lane's Schpol-house; Geo. J. Dowell, 
Williamston, Hamlinton and Pine Forest; W. S. Ballard, Mullin's, 
Crowell's, Dawson's, Spring Hill, Tillery and Hobgood; C. W. Cooper, 
Rocky Mount; J. W. Sledge, Croker's Chapel and Free Chapel; A. G. 
Wilcox, Harrison's Shop and Essex; Q. C. Davis, Elm City, Battleboro, 
Hickory and Enfield; J. D. Hufham, Tarboro and a number of places in 
the county; D. McCleod, Washington and vicinity; J. H. Lambeth, 
Greenville, Pactolus and two school-houses; W. B. Spillman. 

Union. — A. B. Caudle, Mount Harmony. 

West Chowan.— T. G. Wood and M. L. Greene. 

pastors and weak churches. 

Many of these brethren are pastors for one-fourth, one-half or two- 
thirds of their time, of self-sustaining churches, and are employed in 
mission work for the remainder of their time. After an experience of 
many years in this kind of work it has been found to be, in the main, 
the most satisfactory, the most successful and most economical arrange- 
ment for mission work open to the Board. 

Some of them are pastors of young or small churches too weak to 
sustain a pastor, and the Board supplements the salary, hoping that in 
a few years the church will be self-sustaining. This form of mission 
work has been done through all the history of the Convention; it has 



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brought large returns to missions and has done much to strengthen and 
enlarge the influence of the denomination throughout the State. 

The results of the year's work can be shown only in part by a sum- 
mary in figures. 

STATISTICS. 

Number of Associations in the Convention 41 

Number of churches in the Convention 1,238 

Number of Sunday-schools in the Convention 1,000 

Number of Missionary Baptists in North Carolina (U. S. Census, 

1890), white 153,648 

Number of Missionary Baptists in North Carolina (U. S. Census, 

1890) colored 136,856 



Number of Missionaries 105 

Number of sermons I1527 

Mission churches aided 103 



New churches constituted- 47 

New Sunday-sch'ls org'ized 72 

Houses of worship finished 31 



Out stations supplied 229 j Houses of worship building 68 

Baptisms 1,086 Costof 32 houses of worship ^25,600 

Added by letter 1,165 | 

Some of these houses of worship have cost $400, some ^500, some 
^600, some 5S00, some $1,200, some $1,800, and some over $2,000. 

There has been much additional church building done this j'car, and 
money spent on buildings under way in the various Associations not 
on the mission fields. 

In Atlantic — Kinston and other places. 

In Central — First Church Raleigh, Franklinton and other places. 

In Chov.'an — At Elizabeth City and other places. 

In Brushy Mountain — In North Wilkesboro and other places. 

In Flat River — At Oxford, Mt. Zion and Florence Avenue. 

In Mecklenburg and Cabarrus — In Charlotte, First and Second 
churches and other places. 

In Liberty — At Friendship, Kernersville and other places. 

In Pilot Mountain — First Church Winston, Broad Street and other 
places. 

In Green River — At Mountain Creek and Hall Town. 

In South Fork — AtNewton, Belmont, Lowell, Maiden, and otherplaces. 

In Eastern — At Jacksonville, Catherine Lake and other places. 

In Sandy Run— At Henrietta and High Shoals. 

In Tar River — At a number of places. 

In the Raleigh— At Fayetteville Street, Wilson's Mills, Princeton and 
other places. 

In Robeson — At Maxton and other places. 

In the Stanly — At Albemarle and other places. 

In the Union — At Monroe and Mt. Harmony. 

The money put in these houses has been about $46,500. 



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THE pastor's home. 

The churches at Elizabeth City, Scotland Neck, Tarboro, Goldsboro, 
Pollocksville, Kinston, Lumberton, Fayetteville, Smithfield, Monroe, 
Wadesboro, Salisbury, Mocksville, Milton, Reidsville, Hillsboro, Chapel 
Hill, Durham, First and Second churches. First Church Raleigh, and per- 
haps others, have dwellings, the property of the church, in which tlie 
pastor finds a convenient and comfortable home. Five of these homes 
have been secured during the past year at a cost of about |8,200. 

It is important and not difficult for most of the churches to possess 
such property. On it there are no taxes to be paid, and generally it is 
the least difficult way to enlarge the pastor's salary and to increase the 
comforts of his home. 

INSTITUTES EOR COLORED PREACHERS. 

At the last session of the Convention the following instructions were 
given: 

Whereas, The Institutes held during the past summer for the pur- 
pose of training colored preachers seem to have done much good; 
therefore, 

Resolved, That we instruct the Board of Missions to continue the 
work, and, if possible, enlarge it; that the churches connected with this 
Convention are hereby requested to take one collection during this Con- 
ventional year for this work. 

On June 5th the following action was taken by the Board, viz.: 

Resolved, That in view of the absence of funds for the purpose of 
carrying out the instructions of the Convention in reference to Colored 
Institutes, we deem it inexpedient to attempt this work the present Con- 
ventional year. 

A copy of this resolution was sent to the Board of Missions of the 
Colored Baptist Convention. They appreciated the situation and what 
had been done, and undertook to meet these expenses this year. 

But only four such meetings were held. One was held at Scotland 
Neck by Rev. R. I. Walden; one at High Point and one at Asheville by 
Prof. A. B. Vincent, and one at Rockingham by Prof A. W. Pegues. 
These Institutes were well attended by the preachers, and others who 
were anxious for information, and it is confidently believed much good 
has been accomplished. Prof. Vincent is now giving his entire time to 
this work. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

What the State Mission work is to North Carolina the Home Mission 
work is very largely to all the States in the Southern Baptist Convention- 



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The number of missiouaries employed during the year has been in: 

Alabama ._ i 

Arkansas 24 

Cuba 20 

Florida 42 

District of Columbia 4 

Georgia 19 

Indian Territory 16 

Kentucky g 

Louisiana 22 

Maryland 3 

Missouri 7 

Oklahoma S 

Tennessee 6 

Texas 127 

Virginia 2 

West Arkansas and Indian Territory 3S 

West North Carolina 20 

West Virginia 2 

Missionaries 36S 

Weeks of labor 14.014 

Churches and stations 1,482 

Sermons and addresses 38,007 

Prayer-meetings 12,594 

Baptisms 5,iii 

Received by letter 4.493 

Total additions 9,604 

Sunday-schools organized 412 

Teachers and pupils 16,611 

Religious visits 54,134 

Churches constituted 155 

Houses of worship built 92 

Bibles and Testaments 1.748 

Pages of tracts distributed 919.587 

The last report of the Board states the following facts about the work 
among the Indians: 

The unsettled political condition of the tribes in the Indian Territory 
to which our work is confined, the heavy influx of white people, the 
rapid increase of the English language, that being the language taught 
in all their schools, renders our mission work there more and more like 
missions among our frontier population. 

The work of evangelization among them has been remarkably success- 
ful. There are within the Territory fifteen Associations, 189 ordained 
ministers, 66 Sunday-schools with 3.600 teachers and pupils, 267 churches 
and 12,961 baptized believers out of a population of about 130,000. Of 
this population about 60,000 are Indians, and the remainder white people 
or negroes. 

What they need most is development in Christian activities, and in the 
arts of civilized life. Their school fund, which is larger /><?;• capita than 
that of any State in the Union, if properly administeied will tend largely 
to this result. The Board has appointed Brother Conner mis.sionary to 
the wild tribes located in the western part of the Territory About 
thirty missionaries are at work within the Territory and Oklahoma. The 
work done for these Indians by the Baptists of the South in the last forty 
years is one of the most remarkable in the history of missions. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 23 

The report shows that the Board is doing a large work among the 
colored people: 

In this department of its work the Board is making slow but steady 
progress. The opinion expressed by the Board in its last report, and 
accepted by the Convention, that the best work it can do for these peo- 
ple is to fit their active ministry to properly instruct and to more wisely 
manage and develop their churches, remains unchanged. This opinion 
is shared by all who have had opportunity to know the results of such 
efforts. The Board is sustaining missionaries among them in Georgia, 
Texas, Kentucky and Maryland. It is also co-operating with the State 
Boards in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina in efforts to 
instruct colored preachers in these States. 

In Alabama the results of the labors of Rev. W. H. McAlpine are 
peculiarly gratifying. A man of high character, an able preacher, a 
good organizer, thoroughly understanding the needs of his people, he 
has devised an admirable system of instruction for the active ministry of 
Alabama. He has gathered 405 ordained and licensed ministers and 
exhorters into thirty-three classes. These classes are put upon a regular 
course of instruction, and meet every week a competent teacher, who 
assists them in their studies. He has enlisted some of the best preachers 
in Alabama, both white and colored, as teachers of these classes. The 
work Brother McAlpine is doing has received the unqualified indorse- 
ment of the State Board of Alabama. 

In Tennessee Rev. M. Vann, who enjoys the confidence of his white 
brethren in that State, both for his ability and his high Christian char- 
acter, is conjointly with the State Board supported in work among the 
colored people. While Brother Vann's reports speak modestl}' of the 
results of his labors, it is well known that he is doing great good among 
his people. 

In Georgia Rev. G. R. McCall, and Rev. C. H. Lyons (colored) have 
been in the joint employ of the State and Home Mission Board, engaged 
in a similar work. 

In North Carolina the work of holding Ministers' Institutes was per- 
formed by brethren chosen by the State Board, who held each one or 
more in selected localities. The results have induced a continuance of 
these meetings for another year with every prospect that this will become 
a part of the permanent work of the State Convention. 

In Baltimore mission schools designed specially for colored women 
have been established by the consecrated and energetic mission workers 
among the women of that city. The first school soon proved so gratify- 
ing a success that a second was organized with equally encouraging 
results. 

Of the work in our cities it is said: 

In its last report the Board called attention to the condition of some 
of our cities, and expressed as strongly as possible the duty of helping 
struggling interests in these centers of population. During the j-ear the 
Board has undertaken, in connection with the Coluinbia Association, 
work in Washington City. Four feeble churches are receiving assist- 
ance. These make ten churches in the capital of our country that have 
been helped by the Home Mission Board— nine of them white, and one 
of them colored. 

In New Orleans the Board has renewed its efforts to advance our Bap- 
tist cause. By an arrangement with the First Baptist, the Valence 
Street church, and the State Board of Louisiana, Rev. D. I. Purser was 
called to the Valence Street church, and Rev. John F. Purser to the F:rst 
church, the two Boards aiding the churches in their support. These 
brethren accepted the calls extended, and entered upon their work about 



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the first of January. The results have already beeu most happy — about 
one hundred members have been received into these churches, and our 
cause has gained an impetus such as it never had in New Orleans. The 
Board is most hopeful of the future, and confidently expects that the 
daj' is not distant when both of these churches will become self-sustain- 

lu Memphis the Board is aiding the church of which Brother M. D. 
Early is pastor, and within a few years past helped another until it 
reached the point of self-support. 

In Knoxville the Board is assisting in the support of the Centennial 
church. This growing city promises to become one of the most impor- 
tant points in the South. An excellent house of worship has been built 
by the liberality of members of the First church for this new interest. 

Jacksonville, the gateway of Florida, has great need of a house of 
worship. The brethren there, led by their able and enterprising pastor, 
have begun the task. They have purchased and paid for a handsome 
lot most admirabh' located, large enough for both church and parsonage, 
and have contracted for a neat chapel, costing ten thousand dollars. 
The Board will aid them in this undertaking. 

The report says of the work in Cuba: 

There has been no diminution of interest in our work in this island. 
On the contrary, it has been steadily growing and increasing in favor 
with the people. 

The report of work done in the past year shows 20 missionaries, 970 
weeks of labor, 5 churches and 17 stations supplied, more than 1,000 ser- 
mons, S schools with an average aggregate attendance of 900, the bap- 
tism of 169 converts, >3,ooo raised on the field, and an aggregate mem- 
bership of 2,261. 

In January last a number of brethren from various parts of the coun- 
tr\', some of whom were among our ablest preachers, and quite a num- 
ber from among the ranks of our best business men, attended the cele- 
bration of the seventh anniversary of the organization of the first Bap- 
tist church in Cuba. 

They were requested to consider what the Home Mission Board ought 
to do for Cuba, and among the many things which might be suggested, 
to advise what ought to be done Jirsi in that island. These brethren 
addressed themselves earnestly to this matter. They held two meetings 
in Havana, and in their recommendations to the Board they unanimously 
decided that the first thing tliat ought to be done for Cuba is the estab- 
lishment of a Girls' Higb School, equipped to meet the educational 
demands of the people of Havana. They did not overlook the fact that 
the establishment of such a school would require a large investment. 
But they were firmly convinced that such an investment would be the 
wisest thing the Baptists of the South could now do for Cuba. 

Hitherto our missionaries in Cuba have been confined to the natives of 
that country. As the cost of the support of native missionaries is less, 
and other things being equal, their services more efficient, the Board 
would gladly have continued this policy. But the demands of the field 
have outgrown the native supply, and the Board, to meet its increasing 
needs, has appointed Bro. E. Pendleton Jones its first American mis- 
sionary to Cuba. The spirit of God seems to be moving the hearts of 
others to devote their lives to this field, and it is probable that before 
another meeting of this Convention other Americans may be added. 

The Board is persuaded that what has been done in Cuba is but the 
first fruits of the coming harvest. 

The report shows that there is no more important work than the Ger- 
man missions. 



BAPTIST STATK CONVENTION. 25 

The Board has missions among these people in Texas, Missouri, Ken- 
tucky and Maryland. In Texas the Board co-operates with the State 
Board in work among the foreign population, including both Germans 
and Mexicans. 

In Missouri the Board has missions in St. Louis, Kansas City, and at 
other points in the interior of the vState, where the rural population is 
largely German. The devotion and tireless energy of our German pas- 
tors and churches, particularly those in St. L/Ouis and Kansas City, have 
excited the surprise and admiration of the Board. 

The church in St. Louis has built a neat house of worship, and that in 
Kansas City is striving to accomplish the same purpose. A German 
church ought to be established in St. Joseph at an early daj'. Indeed, 
our work among the 800,000 Germans in Missouri is far below the spir- 
itual needs of these people. We would gladly increase it if our means 
would justify the expenditure. 

Fifty thousand foreigners, most of them Germans, land annually in 
Baltimore. The German church there is both numericall}' and finan- 
cially weak. With the view of meeting this large body of emigrants 
with Gospel truth, the Board has appointed a missionary for this service. 
In the short time that has elapsed since the appointment good work has 
been done, and there is the promise of greater blessings in the future. 

The policy of meeting this people when they first touch our shores 
with Bibles and Testaments and religious literature, and with kindly 
Christian greeting and deeds of helpfulness, must commend itself to 
every thoughtful Christian. 

This work among the foreigners is especially important, in view of the 
great increase of this class of our population. Divine Providence points 
to the fact that in the near future much foreign mission work must be 
done on our home field. 

THE RESIGNATION 

of Rev. J. William Jones, -D. D., who had served the Board faithfully 
and efficiently for five years as its Assistant Secretary', went into effect 
vSeptember i, 1S93, and Rev. F. C. McConnell, of Georgia, was chosen to 
fill the place made vacant by the resignation of Dr. Jones. 

The report of the Board for 1S93 has this to say of Bro. McConnell's 
work: 

Rev. F. C. McConnell has taught a class of fifteen white preachers for 
thirty days with gratifying results. For some years past he has spent 
such part of his time as could be spared from his pastorate in instructing 
the preachers in the mountain district of North Georgia, and in promoting 
the educational interests of that section. Since he began this work he 
has given instruction to more than one hundred preachers, and eight 
Baptist high schools, holding property to the amount of $30,000, in which 
there are now more than 1,250 pupils, have been organized in the region 
of his efforts. 

Some of them have been the direct result of his work, and all of them 
have received more or less advantage from the ability and success that 
have distinguished his self-denying labors. The only compensation 
brother McConnell has ever asked has been the meagre traveling expenses 
incurred in frequent tours through this mountain district. Even this 
small sum has been devoted by him to the support of teachers in the 
schools that have been organized b}^ him and conducted under his super- 
vision. What Brother McConnell is doing for Northeast Georgia needs 
to be done in East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Southwest Vir- 



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ginia and Eastern Kentucky. In some ot these States work is being done 
in this direction, but there is ample room for tenfold more than has been 
attempted. 

ENLARGEMENT. 

For the past fifty years, " Go West " has been the order of God's provi- 
dences in this countr)-. Here is enlargement. This westward march has 
made us a great people, a great countrj', and a great nation. Our oppor- 
tunities for enlargement and God's providences in Home Mission work 
seem to point us westward in our future plans for this Board. 

The northern boundary of the Southern Baptist Convention is now 
onl)' a little south of the 40th degree of latitude on the Atlantic, and if 
this should be extended westward to a little north of the same degree 
on the Pacific, the northern border stakes would be Maryland, Kentucky, 
Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah and California or Oregon. 

As early as 1854, God's providence called our Home Board to this 
work by sending Rev. J. L. Shuck to California under their own appoint- 
ment, but the eyes of our brethren were not open to the direction of 
God's finger. At Nashville last May "The East Oregon Baptist Conven- 
tion " was present in its delegation asking to become a member of the 
Southern Baptist Convention. This westward stretch of territory falls 
naturally to us as an inheritance from the Lord, and it would add an 
area of 650,000 square miles to the mission territory of the Convention. 
It would require five hundred thousand dollars a year for the next ten 
years to enable the Board then to do its work. The millions of people 
soon to be in this vast territory no one can now number. Lay this great 
unoccupied field as a solemn charge on our Southern churches, and let 
them know that our Northern brethren, with their large territory, great 
and rapidly growing cities and mixed population, must add Alaska, with 
her area of 577,390 square miles and her coming millions of people, to 
their mission territory, and God will come down to guide, to help, to 
inspire, to glorify Jesus Christ, and to make by the unifying and uplift- 
ing power of the Gospel such a nation as the world has never seen. Our 
thoughtful, far-sighted, patriotic Christian men of growing wealth need 
some such great soul-saving, civilization-molding work put before them 
to develop the best that is in them for God and their country. This 
seems to be the one great opportunity to place the Home Mission Board 
in position to challenge the faith, the heroism, the consecrated patriot- 
ism and enlarged liberality of the business wealth of our Southern Zion. 
Our plans are frequently too small to put God in them. He is looking 
for a people whose national life shall be a beacon to the world. The 
Gospel of Jesus Christ must be the life-blood of such a people. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 27 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

To save the world God manifested himself in a man. In man He 
taught us to put God in men. Through a knowledge of Jesus Christ 
alone this is done. The Gospel imparts this information. God seeks to 
put himself in men who know Him not through those who obey Him. 
The essence of salvation is God in us the hope of glory. The only 
redeeming power for man is God. In missions God permits us to take 
part with Him in putting Jesus Christ in possession of His own. The 
motive in us is God's will, the obligation to it the command of Christ, 
the certainty in it the quickening Spirit, the extent of it the Divine 
promise, and the men for it the armies of the living God. 

A CHAPTER 

of facts in North Carolina Foreign Mission work may not now be inap- 
propriate in this report. 

In the year 1817 the Baptists of this State gave, through the Triennial 
Convention, to Foreign Missions $1,582.09. This, with a single excep- 
tion, Massachusetts, was the largest amount given that year by any 
State, North or South, to this object. Not long after this splendid 
beginning of our people in this work unfriendly criticisms of the Board, 
then located in Philadelphia, and objections to their mission methods, 
were begun and for many j-ears continued by brethren in this State, 
confidence was shaken, contributions fell off, becoming less and less, 
till in 1830 North Carolina gave to Foreign Missions onl}' $15. About 
this time the brethren who had continued these criticisms, influenced 
some of the churches to withdraw from the Baptist brotherhood in the 
State, the other churches were thereby relieved, this Convention was 
formed, the mission spirit was revived and contributions were grad- 
ually enlarged till 1S45, the last year of our connection with the Trien- 
nial Convention, North Carolina gave to Foreign Missions $445. 

It required thirty-seven years of instruction and growth to so restore 
confidence and overcome the injury to Foreign Missions in this State 
as to bring up again the contributions to the amount given in 1817. In 
1854 our Foreign Mission contribution, for the first time, equaled what 
it was in 1817. The anti-mission Baptists, 11,914 strong (U. S. Census, 
1890), now exist in this State as one of the results of the criticisms and 
objections to the mission work in those years. 

IN THE YEAR 1884 

two beloved brethren of this State felt called to go to North Africa to 
preach the gospel. For reasons satisfactory to our Board in Richmond 
they were not appointed to that work. They thought it all over and 
soon both of them felt called to go out as independent missionaries to 
do the great work in the whitening fields open to them. They were to 



28 MIXUTEvS OF THE 

look to the churches aud individuals interested in them and that special 
work for a support. The North African Mission Society was formed, 
the most influential and popular pastor in the southeastern part of the 
State was put at its head to push the work, and many brethren and 
churches in and beyond the State were pledged to its support. 

The two brethren with their families went forth to North Africa, and 
soon they were joined by two j-oung men from New York Citw It 
began to look like success. But the end came. How sad! how sad! 
The faith of some was shaken and their interest in missions was lost. 

DURING OUR CONNECTION 

with the Southern Baptist Convention, from 1S45 to 1S92, the coutribu- 
tious of our churches to Foreign Missions increased year by year. In 
1892 they gave for this object $11,153.93. This was the largest amount 
ever given by the North Carolina Baptist churches to Foreign Missions. 
In 1891 adverse criticisms of our Foreign Mission Board, located in Rich- 
mond, Virginia, and objections to their mission methods, began. These 
have been sharply pressed and given special prominence during the past 
year. Confidence, with some, has been shaken, contributions have been 
withheld, and the progress of our Foreign Mission spirit and gifts have 
been threatened. 

Before more than one Association in the State the question of separa- 
tion of the Association from the Baptist brotherhood in the State has 
been advocated or named as a probable result to be desired. It will, 
doubtless, take years to fulh' restore confidence, to secure hearty co-op- 
eration, and to regain our former position in contributions. 

The second article of our Constitution says: "The primary object of 
the Convention shall be * * * * and to co-operate with the South- 
ern Baptist Convention in all its departments of labor"; and article 
twelve sa3-s: "The Board of Missions and Sunday-Schools shall * * * 
and co-operate with all missionary and Sunday-school work of the 
Southern Baptist Convention." 

It is believed that the real crisis has been passed, and that the future 
will develop a more intelligent co-operation with the Foreign Mission 
Board than in former years. This can and will be done only as the 
Board shall enlarge its work and we shall undertake to do more for it. 

We take the following from an address issued December i, 1S93, by 
our Foreign Mission Board at Richmond, Virginia: 

The Outlook. — From the fields come cheering reports and also 
earnest pleas for reinforcement. Our brethren in Rlexico, Brazil, Italy, 
Africa, China and Japan are few and lonely. They need co-laborers. 
At several points a doubling of workers would far more than double their 
efficiency. At others open doors and Macedonian calls demand advance. 
Specially needv are the vast pagan fields. Piteous appeals come for two 
missionaries in Japan, four in Africa, and more than twenty in China. 
Nor will the men be lacking. Before us lie at this moment numerous 
applications from choice young brethren and devoted sisters. Others 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 29 

will be forthcoming. But how can we appoint more when funds are 
insufficient for those already in the field? 

Encouragements. — We are moved to make this proposition by a 
profound conviction that it is right in the sight of God, and will meet 
the approval of our brethren, by an abiding trust in Him and in them, 
and by tokens already received of rich blessings in store. The stream 
of contributions, brought very low by the panic of last summer, has 
begun to flow again. From all quarters come assurances of revived 
interest in missions. Our brethren, we know, are praying, they will also 
work and give. Lest a special effort should be followed by relaxation, 
let it be distinctly insistefl that the purpose is to get out of the slough of 
debt for the sake of making more rapid progress. The special effort 
must be followed by steady increase in systematic giving. To this end 
let us have, during December, a whole month of praying in faith and 
giving in love. 

MISSION.'VRIES FROM NORTH CAROLINA. 

China. 

South China — Canton — G. W. Greene and Mrs. Greene. 

North CniNA—Pin^iu — Miss Fannie Knight. 

CenTrai, China— Skan^/iai— Mrs. M. T. Yates, E. F. Tatum and Mrs. 
Tatum, and R. T. Bryan and Mrs. Bryan. Soochow (Post-office Shang- 
hai) — T. C. Britton and Mrs. Britton. Chinkiang — L. N. Chappell and 
Mrs. Chappell. 

WEST AFRICA. 

Lagos — C. C. Newton, Mrs. Newton and Miss Alberta Newton. 

MEXICO. 

Doctor K-r^oyo— Stale of Nuevo Leon — Mrs. J. G. Christian. 
GuADAi^AjARA — State 0/ Jidisco—'Mvs. Janie P. Duggan. 

BRAZIL. 

Rio de Janeiro — S. J. Porter and Mrs. Porter. 
Pefnanibiico — Mrs. W. E. Eutzminger. 

AT home. 

Brethren Newton and famil)-, Bryan and family, Mrs. Yates and Mrs. 
Duggan have visited their old homes and their people in this State during 
the year. 

Brother Bryan and family are yet with us, but Brother Newton and 
family have returned to L,agos, Africa, and Mrs. Yates has returned to 
Shanghai. Brethren Newton and Bryan, in their visits to the churches 
and Associations, have served the cause of Foreign Missions with much 
zeal, discretion and ability. 

It was a great pleasure to many to meet again our aged and beloved 
Sister Yates. Sister Duggan is at home seeking a much needed restora- 
tion to health, but her heart is in Mexico, and she is keeping up by cor- 
espondence with every movement made there during her absence. 



30 MINUTES OF THE 

NEW APPOINTMENTS. 

Samuel J. Porter and wife, of this State, were appointed missionaries 
to Brazil, and on July i sailed from New York for their life-work among 
the people of that great countrj'. 

Miss Lottie Price, of Asheville, is now under appointment as a mis- 
sionary to China, and she will, perhaps, sail with Brother Bryan and 
family on their return to China next j'ear. 

SAI,ARIES 

of missionaries under appointment do not begin until they reach their 
fields of labor, and the salaries of missionaries on the field cease when 
they leave their work to come home and are not resumed until they 
reach their fields of labor again. 

In the providence of God Mrs. Yates is able to live without a salary, 
and she has been paid nothing by the Board since the death of Dr. Yates; 
yet she remains at her post and counsels and works harmoniously and 
joyfully with the Board, and in many ways aids the work in Shanghai. 

MISSIONARIES OF SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION. 

SOUTHERN CHINA. 
Canton axd Vicinity. — R. H. Graves, Mrs. Graves, INIiss Lula Whilden, E. Z. Sim- 
mons, T^Irs. Simmons, Thos. McCIoy, Mrs. McCloy, G. W. Greene, Mrs. Greene, Miss 
H. F. North, Miss Mollie McNinu, Miss C. J. \Vhite,"Miss Anna B. Hartwell and twenty- 
one native assistants and Bible-women. 

CENTRAL CHINA. 
Shanghai.— Mrs. Yates,* E. F. Tatum, Mrs. Tatum, R. T. Bryan,* Mrs Bryan,* Miss 
Lottie Price. 
SoocHow.— (P. O., Shanghai)— T. C. Britton, Mrs. Britton. 
Chinkiang. — W. J. Hunne.x:, Mrs. Hunuex, L. N. Chappell, Mrs. Chappell. 
Yang Chow. — L. W. Pierce, Mrs. Pierce. 

NORTHERN CHINA— Post-Office, Chefoo. 

Tung Chow. — Miss Laura G. Barton. 

HWANG-HiEN.— C.W. Pruitt, Mrs. Pruitt.W. D. King, Peyton Stephens, Mrs. Stephens. 
PingTU.— Miss Lottie Moon,* Miss Fannie S. Knight, W. H. Sears, Mrs. Sears. 
.—J. B. Hartwell, Mrs. Hartwell. 

WEST AFRICA— Post-Office, Lagos. 

Lagos. — W. J. David,* Mrs. David,* C. C. Newton,* Mrs. Newton,* Miss Alberta New- 
ton,* Miss Vivia Divers,t with three native assistants and teachers. 

Abbeokuta. — W. T. Lumbley, Mrs. Lumbley, and L. O. Murray, native assistant. 

AwYAW. — S. G. Pinnock, Mrs. Pinnock. 

Ogbomoshaw.— C. E. Smith (Henry Patterson Missionary), Mrs. Smith, and one 
native teacher. 

Hausser Farm.— Albert Eli, native evangelist. 

ITALY. 

Rome. — George B. Taylor, 52 Via Giulio Romano, Sig. Paschetto. 
Florence. — J. H. Eager and Mrs. Eager, Via Oricellari, 16 bis, Sig. Belloudi. 
Milan. — Nicholas Papengouth. Naples. — Signor Fasulo. 

Venice and Mestre. — Sig. Barbisani. Boscoreale. — Signor Martinelli. 
Bologna. — Signor Colombo. Torre Pellice.— Signor Malan. 

Modena and Cannes — Sig. Ferraris. Niglionicc— Signor Pacciuni. 
Capri. — Signor Mattei. Cagliari, Sardi.nia.— Signor Arbanasich. 

Barletta. — Signor Basile. Domus Novus, Sardinia.— Signor Cossu. 

Bari. — Signor Volpi. Iglesias, Sardinia. — Signor Fortonese. 

BRAZIL. 
Rio de Janeiro.— W. B. Bagby,* Mrs. Bagby,* T. T. Martin.f J. J. Taylor, Mrs. Tay- 
lor, Jos. Aden, S. J. Porter, Mrs. Porter. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 3 1 

Bahia. — Z. C. Taylor, Mrs. Taylor, S. L. Giiisburg, Mrs. Giusburg, Miss S. H. John- 
son,* R. E. Neighbour, Jose Doniiiiquez. 

Pernambuco. — W. E. Eutzminger, Mrs. Knlzminger. 

Maceio. — Senhor Joa Baptista. 

Valenca. — Antonio Morgues. 

Alogoinh.as. — 

Minus Ger.aes. — J. I,. Downing,* Mrs. Downing,* native assistant. Address: Cam- 
pos, Rio de Janeiro. 

MEXICO. 

Toluca, State of Mexico.— "^ . D. Powell, Mrs. Powell, F. de P. Stephenson. 

MuSQUiTZ, State of Coa Inula, — A. C. Watkins, Mrs. Watkins, native assistant. 

Saltillo, State of Oiahui/a.—H. R. Moseley, Mrs. Moseley, Miss L,. A. McDavid, Miss 
L. C. Cabaniss, Miss Addie Barton, M. Gassaway, Miss Ida Hayes, Jose M. Cardenas, 
E. Barocio. Paths. — A. Trevino, Sen'a Doniiuquez. San Rafeal. — M. T. Flores. 
Parras, — Miss Sallie Hale, Pablo Rodriguez. 

Doctor Arrovo. State of Nuevo Leon. — J. G. Chastain, Mrs. Chastain, Porfirio 
Rodriguez. 

Zacatecas, State of Zacatecas.—K. B. Rudd, Mrs. Rudd, Benj. Muller. 

SiL.-\o, Slate of Guanajuato. — 'B. A. Wilson, Mrs. Wilson, Miss Smelser.* 

Morelia, Slate of Michoacau. — H. P. McCormick, Mrs. McCormick. 

Guadalajara, State of Jalisco. — P. H. Goldsmith, Mrs. Goldsmith, Mrs. J.P.Duggan.* 

O.iXACA, State of Oaxaca,—l. N. Steelman, Mrs. Steelman, native assistant. 

JAPAN. 
Moji.— J. W. McCollum, Mrs. McCollum. 
FUKUOK.A.— E. N. Walne, Mrs. Walue. Address: 30 Funatsumachi. 

*At present in this country. fUuder appointment — to sail soon. 

Note. — Letters addressed to our missionaries in China and Japan should be endorsed 
via San Francisco. Those to Africa via England. 

The Postage to each of our missions is Jive cents, except to Mexico, which is two 
cents. 

The following table will present the facts from the foreign fields for 
the fiscal year of the Southern Baptist Convention, ending May i, 1893: 



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EXPENSES. 
Froin"Minutes of the Southern Baptist Convention for 1893. 

"The fullowini^ statement, prepared by an expert accountant of a 
large biisiiieris corporation, as to the ratio of our home expenses to 
receipts, in comparison with that of other missionary organizations, is 
^vorl!ly oi' permanent record by the Convention, ;is fiduciaries of sacred 
funds. It IS based upon our Treasurer's report fi)r 1892: 

The statement of the Treasurer of the Foreign Mission Bi)ar(lof the Southern Baptist 
Conveiilion for 1S92. shows that the receipts for that year were $114,325.80. and that the 
expenses of administration were as follows: 

}"or salaries of secretaries, trrasurer, and clerk $ 4.950 00 

For postage, printiiiij, travellinsj expenses, rent, etc 5.,s66 33 

For Commissions paid State oryanizatious for making collections. 6.857 ■§ 

Making a total of $'7,373 51 

The following are the ratios which these separate items of expense bear to gross 
receipts: 

Salaries 4.3 per cent. 

Postatre, printin.g. etc 4.9 per cent. 

Conjmissions to State organizations 6.0 per cent. 

Kat o of total expenses to gross receipts 15.2 per cent. 

It thus appears that the ratio of total expenses, as above, to gross receipts (including 
*6,S57 iS, paid Slate organizations for collections), is 15.2 per cent. But as this item of 
commissions is an expenditure over which the Board has no control, it is clearly, I 
tliiiik, unfair to reckon it as a part of its adininistration expenses, and for that reason 
it should be eliminated, in oriier to ascertain the actual expense incurred by the Board, 
for which atone it should be held responsible. If this item be deducted, the ratio of total 
administration expenses to iucome will then be; 



Total g.2 per cent. 

Now the only fair way to determine whether this ratio is too lar.ge, is to institute a 
comparison between the expenses incurred by like bodies charged with the conduct of 
similar work. Such a comparison will be found in the table below, compiled from 
reports of the several bodies named for 1892, in which all legacies are excluded Irom 
rectipt.s, for the reason that they add little or nothing to the cost of administration, 
and all items other than those of administration are omitted: 



Forei.gn Mission Board of S. B. C-. 

Baptist Missionary Union 

Congregational Board 

Northern Prtsbyterian Board 

Southern Presbyterian Board 



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Expenses to 


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Income. 


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4-9 


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3.6 


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6.2 


4.1 


10.3 


5-1 


1.9 


7.0 


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.-Vverage 5.8 3.5 9.3 

These figures show that the salaries paid by our Board are the lowest in the list, and 
the other expenses are slightly the highest, while its ratio of total expen.se to iucome 
is a shade below the general average. 

It would seem that more convincing proof could hardly be needed to assure all can- 
did inquirers after truth that the affairs of our Board are as economically administered 
as those of other similar organizations, especially when it is borne in "mind that the 
income of each of the bodies embraced in this comparison, except the Southern Pres- 
byterian Board, is many times greater than that of our Board, which fact would justify 
the expectation that the ratio of expense to income would be smaller in their case than 
in ours, upon the general principle that the larger the volume of business the smaller 
the ratio of expense of administration to income. 

Our Treasurer's figures for 1893 are as follows: Income from all sources, 
1154,686.28; home expenses, 111,673.26. This gives a ratio of expense to 
income more favorable than that of last year. Had the asked 1425,000 
been realized, the expense would have been no more, and the per cent, 
much less." 



34 MINUTES OF THE 

The ratio of total expenses to income in Foreign Missions for the fiscal 
year of the Southern Baptist Convention, ending Ma}- i, 1893, was 7.4 
per cent. 

RESIGNATION. 

On June 30, 1893, after more than twenty j-ears of faithful, wise and 
successful service, Dr. H. M. Tupper retired from the secretaryship of 
the Foreign Mission Board, and 

DR. R. J. WILLINGHAM, 

of Memphis, Tennessee, was made his successor, and entered upon the 
duties of this office September i, 1S93. Dr. Willingham is by mental 
training, largeness of heart, and capacity for hard and difficult work 
well qualified to fill this important and responsible position in our 
Southern Zion. But only by the grace of God and the help of the breth- 
ren can he do successfully the great work now laid upon him. The 
North Carolina brotherhood will gladly co-operate with him and the 
Board in giving the Gospel to all the Papal and Pagan nations of the 
earth. 

WHENEVER THE PASTOR 

shall be thoroughly missionary in convictions based on the Scriptures, 
missionary in spirit and enthusiasm growing out of definite information 
about the work at home and abroad, missionary in praN-ing, preaching, 
plans and work, growing out of his opportunities and responsibilities as 
pastor and bishop of his people, there will be a wide-awake, liberal, mis- 
sionary church. 

THE SUNDAY-SCHOOI.S 

can be made a plant-bed for world-wide missions. Here is an opportu- 
nity to fill the Savior's heart with joy and the world with the Gospel. 
Here we should not be aimless in our work. The children should be in 
the Sunday-school and the missionary literature should be in the hands 
of the children. 

YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES, 

by the aid of The Young People's Leader, with special lessons and courses 
of reading and study in missions, may be used to impress them with the 
obligations upon us and the opportunities open to us to give the Gospel 
to all the world. 

THE HOME, 
the ordained school of control, instruction and character forming, has 
been and must continue to be the place to implant, by precept and exam- 
ple, the missionary idea, spirit and life in children. With what invig- 
oraliou do some now living remember among their earliest recollections 
the voice of a father or mother now gone pleading with God to remove 
the barriers, to open the way and to send forth the Gospel to all the 
world! The nearer we come to thoughtful religious manhood the more 
we are influenced by such impressions. Here in the home should be kept 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 35 

the best missionary biographies, missionar)' histories, the latest and best 
missionary statistics and the monthly mission journals. To erect a great 
building we must lay a great foundation. This can be done through the 
home, in the mind of the children, but not by the indifferent, the faith- 
less or the near-sighted. 

The religion of Jesus Christ and the Gospel to every creature made 
inseparable ideas in the minds of the children of this generation will 
secure a generation of men and women who will fill the world with a 
knowledge of the Savior's love. 

SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

This department has during the past year received more than the usual 
attention of the Board, and the results are encouraging. It is, perhaps, 
safe to say that in this department the denomination is keeping pace 
with its rapid development in o.ther respects. In many of the district 
Associations the Sunday-school workers hold an annual session of two 
or three days continuance in the early part of the year which result in 
stimulating the schools in existence and in the organization of new 
schools in destitute neighborhoods. 

The Board, after anxious consideration, sent the following letter and 
blank to brethren named, viz. : 

Raleigh, N. C, June 22, 1S93. 
Dear Bro. — At a meeting of the Board of Missions and Sunday- 
schools, held June 23, two brethren in each Association were requested 
to— 

1. Study the interest of the Sunday-school work in their Association. 

2. Prepare and present their Association the best report possible on 
Sunday-schools. 

3. Secure the best time for consideration of said report and the best 
discussion possible of it. 

4. Secure, if it seem wise, in said report a recommendation for the 
churches and Sunday-schools each to give one collection a year to the 
Board for Sunday-schools and colportage. 

5. Secure, if possible, in cash and pledges to be paid by November 
15th, for Sunday-schools and colportage what will be equal to one dollar 
from each church and Sunday-school iu the Association. 

6. Secure the publication in the IMinutes the name and post-office of 
each superintendent, and full statistical information of the Sunday- 
schools. 

7. Report, so soon as their Association is held, on blank sent, in full, 
the Sunday-school work in their Association to the Corresponding Secre- 
tary of the Convention. 

You and were requested to do this work in your Associa- 
tion. We hope both will aid us. Let us know if you will do so. Let 
each make his own report to the Board. The Board is anxious to have 
the mature judgment of brethren in all parts of the State in these mat- 
ters to aid in their next report to the Convention. 

Very truly yours, C. DURHAM, Cor. Sec. 

As soon as your Association is held, please fill these blanks and send to 
the Corresponding Secretary. You can gather the facts at your Asso- 
ciation from the church letters and delegates. 



36 MINUTES OF THE 

ANNUAL REPORT 



Sunday-schools, for the fiscal year, of the 

Association, ending 1S9-- 

XUMBER OF 

Schools Scholars 

Officers New scholars 

Teachers Churches without schools 

No. of places at which new schools should be organized 

Name these places 

How can these schools be organized? 

What can be done to influence the schools to do better work? 

What can be done to advance the Sunday-school work in your Associa- 
tion ? 

Can the Board expect one collection next year from each church and 
each Sunday-school in your Association for Sunday-school and col- 
portage work? 

189-- Reporter. 

( Alexander — J. B. Pool, J. L. Gwaltney. 
V Ashe and Alleghany — D. J. Harris, H. A. Eller. 
y Atlantic— G. L. Finch, H. L. Grant. 
4.^ Beulah — C. A. G. Thomas, C. A. Rominger. 
i- Brier Creek— W. A. Myers, V. Y. C. Swain. 
{j^ Brushy Mountain — M. McNeil, R. A. Spainhour. 
^ Caldwell— I. W. Thomas. J. V. McCall. 
Cape Fear — A. H. Porter, J. P. Lennon. 
,, Catawba River— R. L. Patton, J. H. Huffman. 
tc Cedar Creek— J. D. Clark, J. G. Fisher 

Central— W. B. Royall, N. Y. Gulley. 
, ^Chowan— J. F. Tuttle, E. F. Aydlette. 
/4 Columbus— T. J. Cobb, A. McKimmon. 
^i. Eastern— O. P. Meeks, L. R. Carroll. 
. t Elkin— E. N. Gwin, C. F. Fields, 
^i Flat River— J. A. Stradley, F. P. Hobgood. 
(Green River— C. B. Justice, W. L. Lynch. 

Kings Mountain — G. P. Hamrick, T. D. Lattimore. 
, Liberty— J. K. Fant, C. W. Trice, 
j^i Little River— J. M. Holloman, Allen Byrd. 
^* Mecklenburg and Cabarrus — D. M. Austin, I. W. Durham. 
""•J, ;; Montgomery —J. J. Dunn, J. A. Covington, 
^v Mount Zion— J. C. Hocut, W. A. Albright. 
- , Pilot Mountain — C. C. Haymore, W, J. Conrad. 
^-Raleigh— O. L. Stringfield, N. B. Broughton. 
2(^Pee Dee— M. L. Kesler, W. P. Covington. 
|V Robeson— F. H. Martin, E. K. Proctor, Jr. 
», Sandy Creek— W. H. H. Lawhon, W. C. Douglas. 



J " Sandy Run- Z. D. Harrill. B. H. Bridgers. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 37 

J J South Atlantic — J. Soles, Isaac Jeiirette, Jr. 
J ■ vSouth Fork— M. P. Matbeny, W. F. Joues. 
J^ South River— W. B. Harrell, R. G. Taylor. 
mtt South Yadkin — C. S. Cashwell, J. B. Holman. 
.^Stanly— G. O. Wilhoit, E. F. Eddiugs. 
^^, Stony Fork— Wm. M. Lee, Ej. M. Gragg. 
,t*Tar River— W. B. Morton, W. E. Daniels. 
,r. Three Forks — E. F. Jones, J. F. Spainhour. 
Union — M. A. Adams, F. B. Ashcraft. 
West Chowan — C. W. Scarborough, J. B. Brewer. 
Yadkin — K. Thompson, J. H. Martin. 

Only two of these brethren declined the service named, but many of 
them have not yet reported their work to the Board. It is confidently 
believed that effective work has been done, much good in the Sunday- 
school cause accomplished, and an index secured for future enlargement. 

The Minutes of the Associations will doubtless give this year fuller 
' and more reliable information about the Sunday-schools and their work 
than ever before. The Minutes of most of the Associations are not printed 
in time to be of any service in collecting information for the Board's 
annual report. More than one hundred new schools have been organized, 
and through them many persons have been taught the truths of the 
Gospel and brought to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

From August 22 to 27, through the efforts of individuals, special meet- 
ings were held at Mt. Vernon Springs, the object of which was to stim- 
ulate the Sunday-school work in the State. The general attendance 
was not large, but the meetings were reported helpful and hopeful. 
Another such meeting was determined on for next August to be held at 
the same place. 

Since our last report Dr. J. M. Frost, Corresponding Secretary of the 
Sunday-School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, has resigned, 
and Dr. T. P. Bell has succeeded him in that great and difficult work. 

Our Convention Series of Sundaj'-School publications have been 
improved and the prices reduced. Among the Sunday-Schools in our 
Southern churches this series is growing in popularity and is fast 
becoming a powerful agency for missions among our people. At the 
last session of the Southern Baptist Convention the following report 
was adopted, viz. : 

YOUNG PEOPLE. 

Your Committee on Work among the Young People would report: 
I. That already many of the churches have inaugurated movements 
to secure the increased spirituality of our Baptist young people; their 
stimulation in Christian service; their edification in Scripture knowl- 
edge; their instruction in Baptist doctrine and historj'; and their enlist- 
ment in all forms of missionary activities through existing denomina- 
tional organizations. 



38 MINUTES OF THE 

2. That wherever in the judgment of the local church a society spe- 
cially for the training of its young people would be helpful and expe- 
dient, we recommend that such societies be constituted as are strictly 
Baptistic and denominational and be under the sole authority of the 
local church without interdenominational affiliation. 

3. In order that such literature as may be needed in attaining the ends 
had in view in these movements may be easily available to the churches, 
that the Sunday School Board be requested to provide the literature 
suitable for the purposes above mentioned and place the same where it 
maj' be needed. 

The Sunday-School Board will, in keeping with the suggestion there 

made on January ist, 1S94, begin the publication of a new paper to be 

called 

THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S LEADER, 

designed for Young People's Societies and the home, will be a twelve- 
p ge monthly, a stimulant and a guide to them in Christian life and 
work, and of great value and advantage to all. The children of our 
Sunday-schools will be largely the church members of the future. 
If we are, therefore, to have symmetrical church members from their 
ranks, they should now be informed about and taught to aid, not 
exclusively, or chiefly, one department, as is too frequently done, but 
each and every object — State, Home and Foreign Missions, Education, 
Orphanage, Ministers' Relief, Sunday-School Missions, and Colportage — 
should be explained to them once a year, and an opportunity be given 
them to aid each of these departments of our work. 

COLPORT.\GE. 

There are few fields of labor which open to an humble, energetic, self- 
sacrificing man of God larger opportunities for consecrated toil in doing 
good than are presented in the work of a faithful colporter in his visits 
from house to house. The Board regrets that the ftinds at its disposal 
for this work have been so small. The calls to enlarge the work are 
many, the opportunities to do good in all parts of the State are open, 
and the colporters could be secured at very small cost, but the funds 
have not been furnished to enable the Board to enlarge its work. Many 
families are destitute of the Bible and are too poor to purchase, and 
many are destitute who would purchase if the Bibles were carried to 
their homes. Thousands of families are destitute of good books which 
they would gladly purchase and use to their great profit, if the colpor- 
ter could be sent to them with the books. This need can be supplied, 
and it ought to be done as speedily as possible. The Board's possibili- 
ties of usefulness in this department are limited only by the means fur- 
nished. If every pastor would, only once a year, tell his people about 
this work and give them an opportunity to contribute to its help, it is 
confidently believed the money needed would be furnished for the work. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 39 



COI,PORTERS. 

E. Y. Pool Flat River Association. 

E. S. Pearce ---Flat River Association. 

R. A. Moore .- -. Roberson Association. 

John Norris -Three Forks Association. 

A. H. Porter - Cape Fear Association. 

J. A. Campbell Little River Association. 

Jesse B.\rr Ashe and Alleghany Association. 

These have given only a part of their time to colportage this year, and 
their full reports are not in hand so as to make a tabulated statement 
posible at this time. Much good work has been done and many families 
have been supplied with the Scriptures and other good books. 

THE SUPPLY store 

has aided the work of the Convention for the past eleven years. The 
object in its establishment was to secure the co-operation of the Sunday- 
schools and churches in our general work, to render such aid as might 
be in its power to new schools, weak churches, and to ministers of the 
gospel, in securing Sunday-school and church supplies, theological 
books, and general denominational information. This object has never 
been lost sight of by those who have been charged with its management. 
They have endeavored to serve. More than 1,000 indigent schools have 
been aided, and through its help many new schools have been organized. 
Its donations have been more than $4,000, and its business has amounted, 
in the eleven years, to $72, 697.55. 

No investment has ever brought larger returns to the denomination. 
It needs and ought to have, in fee simple, a local habitation and a work- 
ing capital of |5,ooo. 

comparative statements. 

Supply Store, 1892. 

Nov. 30. By merchandise $ 1,407 47 

By accounts due store 878 96 

By oflEice furniture and fixtures 27630 

By cash and stamps at store 12 81 

By cash with Treasurer 314 93 

$2,890 47 
Dr. 

To liabilities 2,817 95 

$12 52 



40 MINUTES OF THE 

Supply Store ^ 1S93. 

Nov. 30. By merchandise % i,477 38 

B\' accounts due store 87S 58 

By office furniture and fixtures — 276 30 

By cash and stamps at store 26 07 

By amount with Treasurer on account colportage.- 33 66 

By amount with Treas. on account Sunda3--schouls-- 284 92 

52.976 91 
Dr. 
To liabilities 2,734 94 

$ 241 97 

CONCLUSION. 

Changing the time in 1891 of holding the Convention and keeping 
open books last year till the third day of the session, made the Treas- 
urer's report for 1892 cover about thirteen and one-half months, but his 
report for this j'ear covers only about eleven and one-half months. In 
comparing the contributions of 1892 and 1893 this difference in the length 
of time covered by the Treasurer's reports should be noted. 

COMPARISON'. 

State Missions for 1892 $14,272 95 

State Missions for 1893 12,535 33 

Less for 12 months in '93 than for 13 months in '92.. i,737 62 

Foreign Missions for 1892 9.904 S3 

Foreign Missions for 1893 6,761 19 

Foreign Missions (.Centennial) for 1S93 2,60605 

Total for 1S93 $ 9.367 24 

Less for 12 months in '93 than for 13 months in '92 I537 59 

Hotne Missions for 1892 3,44940 

Home Missions (Havana house) for 1892 3-576 58 

Total for 1892 $ 7.025 9^ 

Home Missions for 1893 3."o oS 

Home Missions (Centennial) for 1S93 2,60605 

Total for 1893 $ 5.716 08 

Less for 12 months in '93 than for 13 months in '92 1.309 90 

Total for the above three objects for 1892 31.202 76 

Total for the above three objects for 1S93 27,618 65 

Less $ 3.58421 

DEBT. 

The debt on State Missions is . $3,09710 

The debt on Sunday-school department is 2,086 64 

Total $5.18374 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 41 

We submit it to the Conveution aud ask for instructions: 

Would it not be wise to lump this debt and make the efifort, during the 
next sixty days, to find one hundred individuals or churches who will, 
on condition that it is all provided for, pay the entire debt in ninety days 
from January i, 1S94? 

The Board indulges the hope that, if the Convention shall so instruct, 
this plan could be successfully worked, the debt paid, gladness sent all 
along the lines, a new impetus given, aud the contributions and work of 
the incoming year very greatly enlarged and facilitated. If a committee 
shall be appointed to consider and report on this item the Board would 
be glad to give said committee the fullest possible information bearing 
on this suggestion. 

The Board thinks it might be wise to add the following Article to the 
Constitution, to follow Article Eleven: 

The Board of Missions and Sunday-schools shall be composed of 
thirtv-five brethren, appointed b\- the Convention, and one brother 
appointed by each Association in co-operation with us. In the event of 
no appointment by any Association, the Moderator thereof shall be a 
member of the Board. The brethren appointed by the Associations 
shall serve for the fiscal year of the Convention, beginning next after 
their appointment. 

Tiie Board shall meet Tuesday, 7:30 o'clock p. M., after the third Sun- 
day in December, January, March and July, aud at such other times as 
its work may demand. 

In reviewing the year's dangers and work, there are many things to 
encourage us to renewed and enlarged efforts to spread the knowledge of 
Jesus Christ in and beyond the State. Many of the churches are taking 
a deeper interest in the work than ever before, and the position and 
responsibilities of the pastor in it are being better understood. Our 
State missionaries, too, have, with great fortitude, devotion and self-sac- 
rifices, done their work. It is greatly regretted by the Board that the 
funds came in so slowly in the first part of the year as to cause embar- 
rassment to the Board and real distress to some of the missionaries. 

The r,?straining, cowstraining and unifying power of our denomi- 
national life has ever been vitalized only as we have undertaken to do 
larger things for the kingdom of our God. 

Moses said to Israel: "Standstill!" But God said to Moses: "Speak 
to the Children of Israel, that they go forward." God's time for a for- 
ward movement was when His people were confused, faint-hearted and 
alarmed. 

At the close of another j^ear the Board, grateful to God for his con- 
tinued guidance and blessings, places this report in your hands and, as 
your servants, conscious of many failings, expresses the hope that this 
Convention may plan for larger things in every department of work, and 
that the incoming year may be one of most gracious blessings from the 
Lord. 

C. Durham, J. C. SCARBOROUGH, 

Corresponding Secretary. President. 



42 MINUTES OF THE 

On motion of C. Durham, so much of the Board's report 
as refers to the various subjects treated, was referred to the 
following committees: 

S/aie Missions— ]. K. Fant, C. A. G. Thomas, J. L. Sproles, R. R. 
Overb)', W. B. Morton, C. W. Blauchard. 

Home Missions—}. B. Boone, A. W. Burfoot, T. B. Boushall, A. W. 
Early, B. Wilkinson. 

Sunday-School and Colpovtage and Supply Store— 'M. P. Matheny, 
R. Ford, J. W. Powell, O. C. Horton, J. B. Powers. 

Foreign Missions— W . B. Shaw, H. W. Scott, J. C. Meekins, J. F. 
Tuttle, G. W. Sanderlin. 

Conclusions of Report—}. D. Huf ham, J. H. Sherrod, J. W. Bryan, 
I. T. Newton, T. B. Wilder, C. J. Woodson. 

C. Durham read report of Treasurer of Convention, as 
follows: 

REPORT OF J. D. BOUSHALL, TREASURER BAPTIST STATE 
CONVENTION OF NORTH CAROLINA, FROM DECEMBER 
I, 1892, TO DECEMBER i, 1S93. 

ST.'VTE MISSIONS. 

By balance from last report $ 23769 

By amount received 12,535 33 

To salary C. Durham, Cor. Secretary $ 70000 

To traveling expenses C. Durham, Cor. Sec 100 00 

To salary J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 100 00 

To house rent for Corresponding Secretary 120 00 

To Printing Minutes, 1892 31 26 

To N. B. Broughton and N. B. Cobb, salary as 

Secretaries 25 00 

To Edwards & Broughton, printing 45 5° 

To traveling expenses of sundry persons to Asso- 
ciations for Corresponding Secretary 11 70 

To expense account (fuel, lights, postage, etc.)-- 136 21 

To rent Mission Rooms 33 34 

To expenses Woman's Central Committee 14 15 

To paid sundry Missionaries 11,992 71 

By balance • 53685 

$ 13.309 87 $ 13-309 87 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 43 
FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

By balance last report | 256 08 

By amount received 6,441 69 

By amount sent direct to Richmond 319 50 

To salary C. Durham, Corresponding Secretary— $ 450 00 

To traveling expenses C. Durham, Cor. Sec 75 00 

To salary J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 5000 

To house rent Corresponding Secretary 50 00 

To rent of Mission Rooms 33 33 

To printing Minutes, 1892 2500 < 

To telegram 25 

To Edwards & Broughton, printing, etc 21 50 

To expense account (fuel, lights, postage, etc.)-- 90 81 

To expenses Woman's Central Committee 28 29 

To paid H. A. Tupper, Corresponding Secretary 2,423 84 

To paid R. J. Willingham, Cor. Secretary 2,55000 

To amount sent direct to Richmond 319 50 

To balance 89975 

|7,oi7 27 $ 7,017 27 

HOME MISSIONS. 

By balance last report 27 04 

By amount received 2,644 67 

By amount received on account Colored Institutes, 54 76 

By amount sent direct 400 60 

To salary C. Durham, Cor. Sec 22500 

To traveling expenses C. Durham, Cor. Sec 75 00 

To salary J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 5000 

To house rent Corresponding Secretary 40 00 

To rent of Mission Rooms 33 33 

To telegram 100 

To amount paid on Colored Institutes 250 00 

To printing Minutes, 1892 2500 

To Edwards & Broughton, printing, etc 21 co 

To expense account (fuel, lights, postage, etc) 68 11 

To expenses Woman's Central Committee 14 15 

To amount paid I. T. Tichenor, Cor. Sec 2,350 00 

To amount sent direct 400 60 

By balance 426 12 

$ 3.553 19 I 3.553 ^9 



44 MINUTES OF THE 

EDUCATION. 

To balance last report $ 1550 

By amount received 13.235 69 

To salary J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 25 00 

To printing, etc 100 

To W. R. G\valtue\-, Secretary, vouchers 2,902 77 

To balance 291 42 

$ 3.235 69 ;? 3^235 69 

ORPHANAGE. 

By amount received 946 23 

To printing Minutes 15 44 

To printing, etc 100 

To paid S. W. Hall, Treasurer 929 39 

By amount received b\' Hall, Treasurer (as re- 
ported), cash 9,422 89 

Ditto, in khid Soo oo 

To amount reported by Hall, Treasurer, in cash-- ^A'2'2- 89 
Ditto, in kind Soo 00 

$11,169 12 5 II. 169 12 

ROBESON INSTITUTE (LUMBERTON.) 

By amount received as reported 850 00 

To amount expended as reported 85000 

$ 850 00 $ S50 00 

SUNDAY-SCHOOtS. 

B}' balance from last report 168 18 

By amount contributions 38 64 

By amount from Supply Store 5>452 9^ 

To salary of C. Durham, Cor. Sec 125 00 

To traveling expenses C. Durham, Cor. Sec 25 00 

To salary J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 25 00 

To house rent for Corresponding Secretary 30 00 

To rent of store 200 00 

To printing Minutes, 1892 2500 

To Edwards & Broughton, printing, etc 74 20 

To paid for advertising 47 00 

To salary H. L. Watson, Clerk 60000 

To paid for supplies for store (books and literat'e) 4,223 68 

To balance 284 92 

$ 5,659 80 $ 5,659 80 



BArTIST STATE CONVENTION. 45 

MINISTERIAI, REIJEF BOARD. 

By balance from last report _. 

By amount received 

To paid T. E. Chrek, Treasurer . 

By amount received direct by Cheek, Treasurer, 

(as reported) ^-- 

To expended by Cheek, Treas., (as reported) 

By balance 

I 598 61 I 59S 61 
CHURCH EXTENSION. 

By amount received — 197 70 

By amount reported on Mission Fields 25,600 00 

By amouut reported not on Mission Fields 46,500 00 

To amount paid out --- 19270 

To amouut expended on Mission Fields 25,60000 

To amount expended not on Mission Fields 46,500 00 

To balance 5 00 



$ 


44 79 




401 72 


$ 392 61 






134 41 


206 00 






7 69 



$ 72,297 50 I 72,297 50 

CENTENNIAI, FUND. 

By amount received 5,15205 

To T. H. Pritchard, traveling expenses, etc 25 55 

To F. M. Ellis, traveling expenses 25 00 

To expenses Woman's Central Committee 56 59 

To paid I. T. Tichenor, Corresponding Secretary, 2,441 03 

To paid R. J. Willingham, Cor. Secretary 2,441 64 

To balance 162 24 



$ 5.15205 $ 5,152 05 



COI.PORTAGE. 



By balance from last report 28 64 

By amount received 502 

To balance 3366 



$ 33 66 ^ 33 66 

SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAI^ SEMINARY (LOUISVItEE, KY.) 

By balance from last report J5 390 

To amount received 7g 50 

To paid W. H. Whitsett, Treasurer $ 79 50 

To balance 3 90 

$ 83 40 I 83 40 



46 MINUTES OF THE 

BAPTIST FEMALE UNIVERSITY (RALEIGH, N. C.) 

B}' amount reported this year — $ 1,329 00 

To amount expended this year $ 1,329 00 1,329 00 

ROYALL CHAIR OF ENGLISH (WAKE FOREST COLLEGE.) 

By amount received $ iS 00 

To paid T. H. Briggs, Treasurer $ 18 00 

$ iS 00 I 18 GO 
GENERAL TOTALS. 

Stale Missions I3>309 87 

Foreign Missions 7iOi7 27 

Home Missions 3,553 19 

Education — 

Education Board (W. F. C.) 3,235 69 

Robeson Institute, Lumberton 85000 

Baptist Female University (Raleigh) 1,329 00 

Royall Chair English, W. F. C 1800 

Southern Bap. Theo. Seminary, Louisville ._ 83 40 

$ 5,516 09 

Orphanage 11,169 ^2 

Sunday-schools 5,659 80 

Ministerial Relief Board 598 61 

Church Extension 72,29770 

Centennial Fund 5.152 05 

Colportage 33 66 

Grand total $124,307 36 

J. D. BOUSHALL, 
Treasurer Baptist State Convention. 

I hereby certify that I have examined the books of J. D. Boushall, 
Treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, for the past 
conventional year, comparing the same with the acknowledgments in 
the Biblical Recorder. I find all accounts with the various objects of 
the Convention to be correct, and disbursements supported by proper 
vouchers. W. N. JONES, 

Auditor North Carolina Baptist State Convention. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 47 

The chair announced the following committees: 

Obituaries — ^J. C. Scarborough, J. D. Hufbam, G. M. Webb, Josiah. 
Elliott. 

Orphanage— T. H. Pritchard, J. A. Campbell, Allen Belts, J. H. Morri- 
sette, Iv. M. Curtis. 

To Nominate Board of Missions — G. W. Spencer, J. R. Pinner, A. F. 
Aydlett, John G. Mills. 

To Nominate Board of Education — J. B. Harrell, I. T. Newton, W. R. 
Bradshaw, W. B. Waff, E. J. Freeman. 

To Noini)iate S.-S. and Colportage Board — N. B. Broughtou, R. Van- 
Deventer, R. T. Vann, B. Cade, Rufus Ford. 

To Nominate Ministers' Relief Board — Baylus Cade, Joe A. Spruill, 
J. F. McDuffie, T. M. Honeycut, P. S. C. Davis. 

On Preachers and Place of Meeting — E. E. Hilliard, N. L. Shaw, J. H. 
Mills, E. J. Edwards, B. Craig. 

On Religions Exercises— V2.z\.c>x and Deacons of Elizabeth City Bap- 
tist Church. 

On Periodicals— 1. L. Carroll, W. L. Poteat, C. W. Scarborough, A. W. 
Stewart, Collier Cobb. 

W. R. Gwaltney, Corresponding Secretary, read 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

There are now at Wake Forest fifty-one young brethren preparing for 
the work of the ministry. Thirty-five of this number are being aided 
by the Board of Education. During the last session thirty-eight received 
aid from the Board — and about thirty more, and many of them young 
men of very great promise — asked for help, but lack of means compelled 
us to deny them. This should not, Diiist not be. The many widening 
fields, white unto the harvest, are calling for more laborers. 

God is hearing the prayers of His people. We see His answers in the 
scores of young men who are entering the ministry, and who are seek- 
ing the needed preparation for their life work. In every direction God's 
hand is seen, urging us to enlarge this work. 

No work of the Convention has been more signally blessed. " Hun- 
dreds of those who were our beneficiaries are now filling our pulpits, 
and preaching the gospel in the destitute places of the State — also in 
many other States, and in China, Africa and Brazil. They constitute 
the large majoiity of our best pastors in North Carolina. 

Brethren, with the rapid growth of our denomination, and the increas- 
ing number of those who are called of God and approved by their 
churches, the work of ministerial education ought to be greatly enlarged. 



48 MINUTES OF THE 

There are about twelve of our boys at the Theological Seminary at 
Louisville, Ky., some of whom need help, which ought to be given them 
as early as possible. 

During the last Conventional year two of our beneficiaries have died. 
Bro. D. M. Gaddy, of Anson County, on the first day of June — the day 
on which he received his diploma — ^just ready to enter upon his labors, 
he w^as called to his rest, where he renders his Master higher service. 

Bro. R. R. Day, of Surry County, a young man of rare promise, who 
would have graduated next June, was called to his reward on the 13th 
of July. 

On the 3d of last January the Education Board lost its most faithful 
and efficient member, in the death of Dr. W. M. Royall. 

These to us are inscrutible providences; but we know that "all things 
work together for good to them that love God: to them who are the 
called according to His purpo.se." 

We are compelled to report a debt of $893.60. Our financial report is 
as follows : 

Balance in hand from last year $ 10 12 

Received of J. D. Boushall during the year 3>092 77 

Borrowed 60000 

Total $ 3.702 89 

Paid out during the year $ 3,680 95 

Balance in hand 21 94 

W. R. GWALTNEY, Cor. Sec. 

I have carefully examined the acts of Rev. W. R. Gwaltney for this 
closing Conventional year, and find them correct and properly vouched. 

JOHN M. BREWER, 
December 6th, 1S93. Auditor. 

Reniark.s were made by W. L. Poteat and W. R. Gwalt- 
ney and W. H. Whitsett, the latter speaking specially in 
the interests of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

After remarks by W. H. Whitsett, a collection was taken 
for Students' Fund at Louisville Seminary, amounting to 
$424 in cash and pledges. 

Adjourned with benediction by R. T. Vann. 



BAPTIST STATK CONVENTION. 49 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON. 

Convention was called to order at 2 p. m. Prayer by 
C. C. Bitting, of Philadelphia. 

R. J. Willingham, Corresponding Secretary of Foreign 
Mission Board of Sonthern Baptist Convention, and A. M. 
Simnis, new pastor of Tabernacle Chnrch, Raleigh, were 
introdnced to the body. 

The report of Committee on the Thomasville Orphanage 
was read by T. H. Pritchard, as follows: 

REPORT ON THE ORPHANAGE. 

It affords your Committee grateful pleasure to report that our beloved 
Orphanage is in good condition. During the hard times of the past year, 
while there has been no serious suffering, it has been found diflScult to 
comfortably clothe and feed the little ones entrusted to our care, and on 
two occasions it has been necessary for the general manager to make 
short excursions with a chapter of the orphaus and give concerts to meet 
special emergencies. 

The agency of Bro. E. J. Edwards has been discontinued, and the 
Orphanage is entirely dependent upon the faithfulness of the pastors 
and the liberality of our churches for its support — having no resources 
from endowment and special agencies. 

WANTS OF THE ORPHANAGE. 

First, more room is required to accommodate the increasing number 
of orphaus who are constantly knocking at our doors. We have now 
130 in charge — a larger number than the buildings we have can ade- 
quately accommodate, and there are forty applicants now on the roll of 
the general manager whom we are unable to receive. 

In the next place, the Orphanage greatly needs a large building which 
shall contain better rooms for the classes of the different schools, and a 
chapel of larger dimensions, not only for the ordinary exercises of the 
institution, but especially for public occasions. 

By means of the Fannie Miller Fund a three-story brick building has 
been erected, which affords needed facilities for training the children in 
useful industries. 

"charity and CHII.DREN, " 

the organ of the Orphanage, has a circulation of 3,500, and it is heartily 
commended to the support of the churches as of eminent service in 
keeping the claims of the Orphanage before tke people, and increasing 
contributions for its support. 

4 



50 MINUTES OF THE 

In conclusion, your Committee would recommend that this Conven- 
tion request the churches and Sunday-schools to remember the Orphan- 
age by annual, quarterly or monthly collections. 

T. H. PRITCHARD, 
J. A. CAMPBELL, 
J. H. MORRISETTE, 
L. M. CURTIS, 
ALLEN BETTS. 

Co7nniitlee. 

The report was discussed by T. H. Pritchard, M. P. 
Matheny, J. H. Mills, R. T. Vaiiu, J. J. Hall and B. Craig. 
A collection was then taken up, amounting to $31.22 cash, 
and the report was adopted. 

J. L. Carroll read report on periodicals, as follows: 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee on Periodicals, feeling that it is hardly necessary at 
this late day to call the attention of this Convention to the value of the 
religious press as an agency for promoting the cause of Christ, content 
themselves with offering the following: 

Resolved, That the Convention hereby recommends to the continued 
patronage and hearty support of our brethren and churches, our State 
organ the Biblical Recorder, the Foreign Mission Journal, the Home 
Field, Charily and Children, the Young People^ s Leader, published by 
the Sunday-school Board of the vSouthern Baptist Convention, and the 
Wake Forest Sludent. J. L. CARROLL, 

W. L. POTEAT, 
C. W. SCARBOROUGH, 
COLLIER COBB, 

Coinuiitlee. 

After discussion by J. L. Carroll, M. P. Matheny and 
others, a motion was made and carried to lay on the table, 
that the Convention might have an opportunity of hearing 
C. C. Bitting, Bible and Missionary Secretary of American 
Baptist Publication Society. 

At the close of C. C. Bitting's address, it was moved 
that the names of the French Broad, IMitchell County and 
Yancey County Associations be entered on the list of Asso- 
ciations co-operating with this Convention, and tiie Rev. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 5I 

T. M. Honeycutt be welcomed as a member of this Con- 
vention from the French Broad Association. 

After various announcements, Convention took a recess 
till 7 o'clock. Benediction by J. W. Carter. 



FRIDAY EVENING. 

Convention reassembled at 7 p. m. Choir sang anthem, 
"Crown him Lord of all." 

T. M. Honeycutt, of Mars Hill, Madison County, read 
the 15th Psalm and offered prayer. 

R. VauDeventer offered the following, which was adopted: 

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to report at this 
session of the Convention on Young People's Organization in our 
churches. 

The Chair appointed R. VanDeventer, J. H. Edwards, 
W. A. Parham, H. B. Duffy and F. H. Martin. 

J. K. Fant, of Littleton, offered the report on State 
Missions. 

The report was discussed by J. K. Fant, J. W. Carter, 
F. C. McConnell. M. P. Matheny, J. C. Scarborough, 
R. R. Overby, C. Durham, J. L. Carroll, J. B. Boone, and, 
on motion of R. T. Vann, was recommitted, and the Con- 
vention adjourned, with benediction by R. R. Overby, of 
Camden County. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Saturday, Dec. 9, 1893. 

Convention assembled at 9:30 A. m. Religious services 
conducted by A. M. Simms, of Tabernacle Church, Raleigh. 

J. B. Harrell read report of Committee to Nominate 
Board of Education, as follows: 



52 MINUTES OF THE 

BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

W. L. Poteat, W. R. Gwaltney, W. B. Royall, D. W. Allen, C. E. 
Brewer, J. M. Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, L. Chapell, P. A. Dunn, W. B. Dunn, 
W. H. Edwards, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Lankford, L. R. Mills, J. B. 
Powers, F. M. Purefoy, N. Y. Gulley, C. E. Taylor, J. F. Lanneau, John 
Mitchell. R. E. Royall, W. J. Ferrell, Dr. J. C. Fowler, E. W. Sikes, 
J. C. Caddell, A. F. Purefoy, T. E. Holding and J. C. Maske. 

J. B. HARRELL, 
I. T. NEWTON, 
W. R. BRADSHAW, 
W. B. WAFF, 
E. C. FREEMAN, 

Co7n7nitlee. 

B, Cade read report of Committee to Nominate Ministers' 
Relief Board: 

We, the Committee to Nominate the Ministers' Relief Board, recom- 
mend the following : 

W. C. Tyree, Geo. J. Dowell, J. F. McDuffie, N. B. Broughton, W. A. 
Albright, H. A. Reams, T. E. Cheek, J. L. Markham, T. H. Pritchard, 
F. P. Hobgood, W. N. Jones. 



Respectfully submitted, 



BAYIvUS CADE, 

T. M. HONEYCUTT, 

JOE A. SPRUILL. 

J. F. Mcduffie, 

Committee. 



On motion of C. Durham, 



Resolved ist, That it is the opinion of the North Carolina Baptist State 
Convention that our Home and Foreign Mission Boards of the Southern 
Baptist Convention could best serve the cause of missions in our churches 
by uniting the Home Field and Foreign Alissio?! Jour7ial in one well 
edited, vigorous mission monthly. 

Resolved 2d, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to each of the 
above boards for their consideration. 

On motion, the Order of Business reported was changed 
so as to give Sunday at 3 o'clock to the N. C. Baptist His- 
torical Society, and 7 p. m. to Foreign Missions. 

Charles E. Taylor read report on Wake Forest College, 
as follows: 



BAPTISI^ STATE CONVENTION. 53; 

REPORT ON WAKE FOREST COLLEGE. 

Within a few weeks after the meeting of the Convention, the College 
sustained a great loss in the death of Dr. Wm. Royall. This honored 
and venerable christian gentleman had been connected with the institu- 
tion for many years, had filled with rare ability the Chair of English 
Language and Literature, and had won the admiration and esteem o€ 
successive classes of students. The chair thus made vacant has not 
been permanently filled, but it is hoped that the trustees will find 
themselves able to elect a new professor at the next commencement. 

There was a spontaneous movement in several quarters soon after his 
death toward the endowment of a Roj'all chair in the College. In 
view of the financial condition of our people, it has not seemed judicious 
to inaugurate any agency for this purpose. As soon, however, as the 
present stringency shall begin to pass away, the Baptist people, to 
whom the College belongs, will be asked to contribute to this object. 

The buildings, apparatus, library and grounds of the College are in 
good condition, and the former are kept carefully and sufficiently 
insured. 

One hundred and eighty students have matriculated during the Fall 
term of the present session, about forty of whom are young ministers 
of the gospel. The deportment of the students during this session has 
been exceptionally good, and the professors report unusual prompt- 
ness in attendance as well as assiduity and success in work. 

The last Catalogue shows a considerable expansion in the several 
independent "schools" into which the College is organized. Some 
important and desirable modifications have also been made in the 
requirements for graduation. The writer has had occasion to examine 
closely the catalogues of a large number of American colleges, and 
does not hesitate to express the opinion that the work required for the 
Wake Forest degrees is, in quality and quantity, far above the average. 

The Law Department has been inaugurated under favorable auspices. 
The lectures of Prof. Gulley are well attended and highly appreciated. 
His work and that of his colleagues will be continued during the 
summer vacation. The future of the new department seems to be 
assured. 

The general equipment of the College is excellent and in fine condi- 
tion. The lecture-rooms, laboratories, gymnasium, library and reading- 
room are not surpassed by those in the great majority of colleges. 

Especially gratifying is the high position taken in many States by 
the Alumni of the College. In the pnlpit, in professors' chairs, in the 
legal and medical professions, as editors, bankers, and civil engineers, 
hundreds of Wake Forest men are making reputations for themselves 
and for their alma mater . 



54 MINUTES OF THE 

The endowment now amounts 101189,396.70. This is quite inadequate, 
and ought to be largely increased as soon as the shadow of financial 
depression passes from over our people. The Chair of English cannot 
be permanently filled until provision is made for its support. 

There are other needs which the Baptists of North Carolina will surely 
supply at no distant day. A system of water-works is imperatively 
demanded. Prof. Lanneau ought to have apparatus for his work in 
Physics in addition to what he has at present. Our growing work in 
Natural History demands a new building of specific adaptation. Above 
all, there is needed here a strong, wise, scholarl}% magnetic man to 
take charge of courses of Bible study for all the students. 

Ordered to be spread upon the minutes. 

J. D. Hufham introduced a series of resolutions, which 
were discussed by J. D. Hufham, A. M. Simms, R. T. 
Vann, Thos. Hume, C. E. Taylor, B. Cade and J. L. 
Carroll. Convention adjourned pending the di.scussion, 
J. L. Carroll having the floor. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Convention reassembled at 2 p. m. Prayer by J. S. 
Hardaway, of Oxford. 

On motion of C. Durham, the regular order of business 
was suspended till 3 o'clock. 

The question on the adoption of the resolutions intro- 
duced by J. D. Hufham, were further discussed by J. D. 
Hufham, A. M. Simms, B. Cade, J. L. Carroll, R. T. 
Vann, J. W. Carter, C. E. Taylor, J. C. Scarborough and 
others, and the resolutions were amended to read as follows: 

Resolved, That a committee of five brethren be appointed to memo- 
rialize the Legislature at the next session of that body on the friction 
and competition between the State schools and the denominational 
schools; and also to secure, if possible, such arrangements as will enable 
the schools founded and conducted by citizens to do their work without 
unnecessary competition with the State schools. 

Resolved, That this committee be instructed to confer with similar 
committees, to be appointed by other religious bodies in the State, so as 
to secure concert of action. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 55 

The President appointed the following committee pro- 
vided for by the resolutions: C. Durham, J. W. Carter, 
W. N. Jones, C. E. Taylor, W. A. Montgomery. 

The report as amended was then adopted. 

T. H. Pritchard read a letter, containing messages to 
the Convention, from Bro. J. M. Heck, who is very ill in 
Philadelphia, and at his request the Convention joined in 
prayer with J. W. Carter, of Raleigh, for Colonel Heck and 
his daughter. Miss Fannie Heck, who is also sick in 
Raleigh. 

The Convention was then addressed by T. P. Bell, Cor- 
responding Secretary of Sunday-School Board of Southern 
Baptist Convention. 

At the conclusion of Brother Bell's address 

Bro. T. J. Taylor, of Warrenton, offered the following 
resolution, which w^as adopted: 

Resolved, That we earnestly urge our Sunday-Schools throughout this 
State to use the Convention series of helps. 

The next order of business being the Baptist Female 
University, Bro. O.' L. Stringfield, Financial Secretary, 
read the report of the Board of Trustees as follows: 

BAPTIST FEMALE UNIVERSITY. 

There are very many inquiries as to the reasons for the long delay in 
the estabiishment of this much needed school. We would be willing 
for the Convention to know, not only the reasons for the delay, but 
all the anxieties and struggles which have attended the delay, but we 
cannot give them in this brief report. It is enough to say, that notwith- 
standing the real or imaginary discouragements, there has been raised 
and expended about nineteen thousand dollars, and there are many other 
good subscriptions which will be paid. 

The grade of school to be established will have much to do with the 
interest in it on the part of Raleigh and the people of the State. We 
have it in our minds, therefore, to establish a school that shall in every 
way answer the demands of this Convention, and be worthy of the young 
women of the State. The necessity for this school is manifest, when we 
remember that a large number of our Baptist girls that are in collegiate 



56 MINUTES OF THE 

institutions are in schools other than Baptist. We have seen much of 
the power a denominational school has over the lives of its pupils. We 
cannot afford any longer the loss we are sustaining in failing to provide 
suitable encouragements for the training of our 3-oung women. 

There is no need to apprehend a failure in this work, for so certain as 
the purpose and work is along the line we follow at our college for young 
men, and so sure as that school has the seal of Divine approval, so sure 
will this one receive that help that God alone can give. 

Our ground of hope for its success is confidence in and dependence 
upon God through this Convention. We recommend, then, that this 
Convention shall encourage the Trustees to make the necessary arrange- 
ments to begin the school at an early day. That plans worthy of the 
enterprise be made to raise an amount sufficient to erect the buildings 
and get for it an endowment of one hundred thousand dollars. 
Respectfully submitted, 

O. L. vSTRINGFIELD, 
Financial Secretary. 

The di.scussion of the report \va.s postponed until after 
the discussion of Home Missions tliis evening. 

The Committee on Place and Preachers for next Conven- 
tion reported as follows: 

Your committee respectfully submit the following : 
Place— Charlotte. 

Preachers — C. W. Scarborough, of Murfreesboro, N. C; Alternate— 
T. J. Taylor, Warrenton, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, E. li. HILUARD, Chairman. 

Adopted. 

The Committee on Order of Business reported following 
for Monday: 

10 A. M. Report of Committee on Conclusions of Report of Board of 
Missions. 

11 A. M. Report on Young People's Societies. 
11:30 A. M. Resolution concerning Co-education. 

2 P. M. Report of Ministers' Relief Board. 

3 p. M. Report of Committee on Separate Sunday-School Board. 
• 7:30 p. M. Report of Committee on State Missions. 

On motion, Convention adjourned. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 57 



SATURDAY EVENING. 

Convention called to order at 7 p. m. 

Prayer by C. W. Scarborough. 

The Committee to nominate Board of Missions reported. 
(See page 3.) 

The special order being- the report of the Committee on 
Home Missions, it was read by J. B. Boone, who submitted 
remarks, and he was followed by F. C. McConnell, Assist- 
ant Secretary of the Home ^Mission Board of the Southern 
Baptist Convention. 

The following is the report of the committee: 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

We have great cause for congratulation for the very encouraging 
report of the Board of Missions in our Home Mission Department. 
While we rejoice in what the Lord has wrought through this instrumen- 
tality, we realize that there is a broad field of labor before us, and one 
that calls aloud for increased effort and enlarged operations. 

We heartily congratulate the Home Mission Board in the procurement 
of the services of Bro. F. C. McConnell as Assistant Secretary. It is to 
be hoped that his zeal and ardor may find full scope in the opening up 
of our western territory, and the rapidly growing towns in that section. 

Your committee recommend — 

1. The continuance of the work among the colored people of our own 
State, and with as great an enlargement as circumstances will justify. 

2. That our churches be requested to contribute to the work of this 
Board with an increased liberality, fully in proportion to the rapidly 
increasing demands of the work. 

Respectfully submitted, J. B. BOONE, 

A. W. BURFOOT, 
T. B. BOUSHALL, 
A. W. EARL\^ 
C. B. WILKINSON, 

Comviitlee. 

At the conclusion of Bro. McConnell's address the report 
was adopted. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises made announce- 
ment of the appointments for to-morrow. 



58 MINUTES OF THE 

Church appointments for Sunday as follows: 

Baptist Church— ii a. m., F. C. McCounell; 7 p. m., R. J. Willing- 
ham and R. T. Bryan. 

Methodist Church — 11 a. m., T. H. Pritchard; 7 p. m., J. L. Carroll. 

Presbyterian Church — 11 a. m., Thos. Hume; 7 p. m., W. C. Tyree. 

Y, M. C. A— 3 p. M., N. B. Broughton. 

Sai,em Baptist Church — 3 p. m., C. A. G. Thomas. 

Corinth Baptist Church — 3 p. m., C. W. Scarborough. 

Berea Baptist Church— 3 p. m., W. R. Gwaltney. 

In the colored churches as follows: 

Cornerstone Baptist Church — 11 a. m., C. S. Cashwell; 3 p. m., 
T. J. Speight. 

Oi^ivE Branch Baptist Church — 11 a. m., M. P. Matheny; 3. p. m., 
G. M. Webb; 7 P. M., J. S. Hardaway. 

ZiON Methodist Church — 11 a. m., F. H. Martin; 7 p. m., T. M. 
Honeycutt. 

The discussion of the report on Baptist Female Univer- 
sity being next in order, O. L. Stringfield addressed the 
body in behalf of same. Further consideration was post- 
poned. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned. Benediction by 
James Nelson, of Richmond, Va. 



SUNDAY EVENING. 

Convention assembled at 7 p. m. After singing "Work, 
for the night is coming," T. Hume, of Chapel Hill, read 
the Seventy-second Psalm and led in prayer. 

J. H. Edwards, of Fayetteville, readreportof the Woman's 
Central Committee of Missions, as follows: 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WOMAN'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE 
OF MISSIONS. 

From all over our land comes the cry of stringent times; in many 
places no money, no bread; the physical man in want. Our own State 
sharing in the great depression, would it have been a surprise had our 
annual financial report fallen far short of its usual figures? 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 59 

Thanks be to a loving Father, who has gently guided our noble women, 
and broadened in them the missionary spirit, we are enabled to present to 
you not a smaller, but a larger report than last year. We have no cause 
for discouragement ; with the financial reports from the Societies come 
promises of increased efforts in carrying on the work during the next 
year. 

The monthly publication of the Missionary Talk, for distribution 
among the Societies, has been kept up during the year. 

Much mission literature was distributed during the year with gratify- 
ing results. 

The gifts of the Woman's Mission Societies last year were I788.71 in 
excess of what was given the preceding year. This year's increase is 
11,038.86 over the amount last reported. 

Total this year 14,955.71, appropriated as follows: 

Foreign Missions $1,138 50 

Home Missions 371 48 

State Missions 270 89 

Centennial Fund 1.995 44 

Christmas offering for Japan 361 34 

Thomasville Orphanage no 96 

Ministerial Education 81 66 

Students' Aid Fund, Louisville 5 00 

Ministerial Relief Fund 20 03 

Value of Home Mission and Orphanage boxes 586 70 

Expense fund 13 71 

Total 14.955 7i 

Respectfully submitted, Miss FANNIE E. HECK, 

Pres. Central Commit lee of Missions. 
Mrs. J. A. Briggs, 

Cor. Sec. Central Committee of Missions. 

Ordered that it be spread upon the minutes. 
The following was unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, That we express our appreciation of the material aid and 
spiritual power the Baptist women through their local societies have 
rendered to every part of the work of the Convention. That we assure 
them of the sympathy and encouragement of this Convention in their 
noble work. 

President Marsh then requested R. VanDeventer, Vice- 
President of the Foreign Mission Board for North Carolina, 
to take the chair. G. VV. Sanderlin read the 



6o MINUTES OF THE 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Your committee beg leave to report that from the report filed bj- the 
Secretary of the Convention, we are pained to find that contributions 
have fallen off to the different departments of our work during the past 
year. We believe that this is due in part to the great stringency in 
financial affairs. 

We believe that by united effort and concert of action we can relieve 
ourselves of the debt, and press forward to greater work for the Master 
than we have ever done in the past. 

Our venerable Secretarj', Dr. H. A. Tupper, after a faithful service of 
twenty years, has resigned the Secretarjship, and our Board, after earnest 
prayer and consultation, have elected Bro. R. J. Willingham to succeed 
him. Your committee would earnestly commend this selection, made 
by our Board at Richmond, as one eminently suitable in every way, and 
we believe that the blessings of the Author of the Great Commission 
await the labors of our new Secretary. 

We have missions now in China, Africa, Japan, Italy, INIexico and 
Brazil ; God's blessings have rested on each during the past year. 

A large number of men and women are applj'ing to be sent out to 
foreign lands, especially to China, and we feel that we ought to go 
forward. 

Our beloved Bro. R. T. Bryan, who is from our State, is home after 
an absence of seven years in China, and is doing valuable work for the 
Master here as on the foreign field. 

We suggest that faithful efforts be made to more thoroughly inform 
the membership of our churches upon the methods and work of the 
Board, feeling that all true Christian men and women, when they are 
fully enlightened upon the subject, will cheerfullj-lend a hand in carry- 
ing out the " Great Command." Due regard should be given to a sys- 
tem of contributions that will bring every individual to feel an interest 
in the work. More prajer and more faith seem to us to be prime fac- 
tors in the accomplishment of the great work. It is God's work, and 
if persistent and faithful efforts be made He will surely guide the grand 
results. 

We would especially direct the attention of the Convention to the call 
of the I-'oreign Mission Board, of recent date, to endeavor to liquidate 
the debt of the Board at once, and we urge that we make it the basis 
of our contributions. God is our leader, we are His people; in His 
name, true to His commaud, let us go forward. 

W. B. SHAW, 
J. F. TUTTLE. 
H. W. SCOTT. 
J. C. MEEKINS. 
G. W. SANDERLIN, 

Couiinittee. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 6 1 

After remarks by G. W. Sanderlin, the large audience 
was addressed by R. J. Willingham, Corresponding Secre- 
tary of Foreign Mission Board, and R. T. Bryan, visiting 
missionary from China. 

The report was adopted. 

The following resolutions were passed: 

Resolved, That we appreciate the recent letter addressed to the Con- 
vention, which appeared in the Biblical Recorder, from Bro. George W. 
Greene, our Missionary to China, and by this resolution assure him of 
our sincerest love and Christian regard, and that we do not fail to 
remember the work of the South China Mission. 

Resolved, That the President appoint a committee to reply to Bro. 
Greene's letter. 

President appointed W. R. Gwaltney. 
The Convention then adjourned, with ibenediction by 
R. T. Bryan. 



FOURTH DAY— Morning Session. 

Monday, Dec. ii, 1893. 

Religious exercises were conducted by L. M. Curtis. 

The Convention called to order at 9:30. 

On motion the report of the Committee on Periodicals 
was taken from the table and adopted. 

On motion of J. L. Carroll, the Secretaries of the Conven- 
tion were instructed to receive and print with their Minutes 
the proceedings of the Baptist Historical Society as held 
here yesterday afternoon. 

On motion, all speeches to-day limited to fifteen minutes. 

The Committee on Obituaries submitted their report, as 
follows: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES. 

The past year has been one of unusual mortality among the ministers 
and prominent laymen of our churches. In addition to the sixteen 
ministers and two laymen mentioned in the report of the Board of Mis- 
sions and Sunday-Schools, the committee have to report the death of 

Bro. T. J. RiDDiCK, near Sandy Cross, Gates County, on September 



62 MINUTES OF THE 

9, 1S93, in his fiftieth year. In his twenty-fourth year he connected 
himself with the Sandy Cross Baptist Church; soon afterwards he was 
made clerk of his church and served until 1891, when he moved his 
membership to Beulah church. He was clerk of the Chowan Associa- 
tion from 1889 till his death. 

On Sunday, November 26, 1893, J. A. Delke, LIv. D., died in his sev- 
enty-third year. For many years he was a constant attendant on and a 
member of this Convention. He was an able, faithful, conscientious 
and self-sacrificing man, who devoted his best energies to the promotion 
of measures for the good of humanity and the glory of God. A more 
extended notice of his services to his people in Christian education and 
church work, will appear in the Biblical Recorder at an early date. A 
notice commensurate with his services would be too lengthy for inser- 
tion in the Minutes of the Convention. 

J. C. SCARBOROUGH, 

J. D. HUFHAM, 
G. M. WEBB, 
JOSIAH ELrLIOTT, 

Committee. 

Coming up as the regular order, the report of the Com- 
mittee on the Conclusions of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday-Schools was read, as follows: 
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CONCLUSIONS OF REPORTS. 

The Committee on the Conclusions of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday-Schools respectfully report: 

That in their opinion the method of raising the debt due by the Board 
of Missions and Sunday-Schools, suggested in the report of said Board, 
be adopted, that is, that the effort be made to find one hundred indi- 
viduals, churches or Associations who will pay the entire debt within 
ninety days from January i, 1894. 

The Committee further recommends that the following Article be 
added to the Constitution, to follow Article eleven, viz.: 

The Board of Missions and Sunday-Schools shall be composed "of 
thirty-five brethren appointed by the Convention, and one from each 
Association in co-operation with us. In the event that any Association 
shall fail to make an appointment, then the Moderator thereof shall be 
such member of t he Board. The brethren appointed by the Associations 
shall serve for the conventional year, beginning immediately after 
their appointment. The Board shall meet Tuesday, 7:30 o'clock p. M., 
after the third Sunday in December, January, March and July, and at 
such other times as its work may demand. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

T. B. WILDER, 

For Committee. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 63 

Upon a call for same the report was divided, and the first 
item, referring to the indebtedness of the Board was taken 
up and adopted. 

The remainder of the report, upon motion, was deferred 
until the report of the Committee upon Separate Sunday- 
School Board should come up at 3 o'clock this afternoon. 

The report of the Board of Trustees of the Baptist Female 
University was called up and considered. 

Remarks were made by R. T. Vann, J. S. Hardaway, 
J. W. Carter, B. Cade and Thomas Hume. 

The following, offered by J. D. Huf ham, was unanimously 
adopted: 

Resolved, That we have heard with pleasure that, with the exception 
of|2,6oo, which sum is covered by good subscriptions, the property 
purchased b)' the Trustees of the Baptist Female University for founding 
that Institution, is paid for. 

Resolved, That we have also heard with pleasure of the purpose of 
the Trustees to push their work vigorously. 

W. T. Faircloth, of Goldsboro, was elected a trustee of 
the Convention to fill vacancy, caused by death of W. H. 
Pace . 

It was announced that O. C. Horton, ofSelma, andT. B. 
Peterson, of North Carolina Baptist^ were detained from 
the Convention by sickness. 

Upon motion, the Convention adjourned. 



MONDAY AFTERNOON. 

Called to order at 2 p. m. 

On motion the Secretaries were instructed to print and 
distribute 1,500 copies of the proceedings of this body. 

On motion of T. J. Taylor, of Warrenton, the compensa- 
tion of the Secretaries was fixed at $25 each. 

The report of the Ministerial Relief Board was read as 
follows: 



64 MINUTES OF THE 



REPORT OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY OF MINISTERIAL 
RELIEF BOARD. 

Dear Brhthren: The past year in the history of the Ministerial 
Relief Board has been an eventful one. Death has taken off three of 
our beneficiaries. They have gone to their reward; no longer dependent 
upon the tender care of your Board, made possible by the liberality of 
Christian men and women who contribute to their worthy cause. 

We mourn their departure as old soldiers of the cross, who have 
passed from earth to Heaven, and are now wearing their crowns in the 
presence of the Great King. 

The other most noted event w-as the loss to this particular work of 
Rev. C. A. Woodson, the former worthy and efficient Secretary, who in 
the providence of God has been called to another field. The Board 
misses him. The work will more keenly feel his loss. His deep and 
unselfish interest, combined with earnestness and enthusiasm, was 
calculated to inspire hopefulness and confidence in this noble work. 
We pray God's blessing upon him in his new field. 

There are nine beneficiaries, as follows: Rev. James Broom field, Gas- 
tonia, N. C; Rev. W. J. Combs, Trap Hill, N. C; Rev. J. N. Gore, 
Eoka, N. C; Rev. Jesse Howell, New Hill, N. C; Rev. William Harris, 
Kapps' Mills, N. C; Rev. T. Harrison, Rockingham, N. C; Mrs. C. F. 
Humphreys, Oxford, N. C; Mrs. B. H. Phillips, Reidsville, N. C. The 
two latter are widows of deceased ministers. 

Mrs. J. B. Barlow, widow of Rev. J.'B. Barlow, is now an applicant 
for aid, and will doubtless be an additional beneficiary as early as the 
papers can be perfected. 

While the receipts for the past year have fallen somewhat short of our 
expectations, yet they have come, in many instances, from sections 
and churches from which no aid has heretofore been given, which 
encourages us in the belief that the interest in the work of the Board is 
on the increase. Reference to the accompanying report of our Treasurer 
will show the receipts and disbursements for the past year. 

Will not every pastor in North Carolina endeavor to take at least one 
collection for this object during the coming year? We need at least a 
sufficiency for these needy persons, and one thousand dollars disbursed 
to them will be a small donation compared with the great sacrifices 
made by them for our Master's cause when upon the field as active 
workers. Brethren, looking to the Lord and relying upon the liberality 
of our brethren in all sections of North Carolina for means for the 
successful prosecution of this work, we submit this report. 

W. C. TYREE, President. 

W. A. ALBRIGHT, Cor. Secretary. 

December 6, 1893. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 65 

Report of Treasurer Baptist Ministerial Relief Board. 

receipts. 
1892. 

Dec. 6. Balance credit General Fund $ 34 50 

29. Old Fort Church i 75 

D. L. Gore to 00 

1893- 

Feb. 10. J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 82 26 

Mar. 21. "A Sister," 4000 

April 24. J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 22 58 

June 5. Ladies' Aid Society, ist Baptist Chvirch, Durham 2 65 

July 24. Sandy Creek Union Meeting 2 76 

Mrs. Iv. W. Battle - 25 

Aug. 12. Miss A. M. Cheek i 00 

J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 84 82 

19. D. L. Gore 25 00 

21. "M. E.," 5000 

Nov. 23. T. C. Britton, China i 00 

27. J. D. Bou.shall, Treasurer 201 70 

$ 560 27 

1893- 

Dec. 2. Balance credit P. I. B. Fund r$^~5 26 

Balance credit General Fund 27 01 

$ 202 27 

DISBURSEMENT^. 

Mrs. B. H. Phillips, Reidsville, N. C— i»y $ 47 00 

Mrs. C. F. Humphries, Oxford, N. Q...-/- 39 00 

Rev. O. Churchill, Chalk Level, N. C.(*^- 30 00 

Rev. John Hughes, Byrd, N. C r- 2700 

Rev. John W. Gore, Eoka, N. C 30 00 

Rev. J. H. Layton, East Durham, N. C 5 00 

Rev. Jesse Howell, New Hill, N. C »/l 38 00 

Rev. T. Harrison, Rockingham, N. C--^^ 30 00 

Rev. W.J. Combs, Trap Hill, N. C ]/. 30 00 

Rev. J. B. Barlow, Sloop Point, N. C .y^- 20 00 

Rev. Wm. Harris, Kapps' Mill, N. C. - V- -/" 30 00 



/: 



Rev. J. G. Barclay, Rocky Mount, N. C.#: 23 00 

Balance on funeral expenses Rev. J. H. Layton 9 00 

Total disbursements % 358 00 

Balance in hand to credit P. I. B. Fund 175 26 

Balance in hand to credit General Fund 27 01 

% 560 27 

5 



66 MINUTES OF THE 

PERMANENT INTEREST-BEARING FUND. 

Received from former Treasurer, invested iu certificate 
of deposit at 4 per cent., May 4, 1892 $ 242 35 

Accumulated in 1892, invested in certificate of 

deposit at 4 per cent., May 4, 1892 $ 58 85 

Accumulated in 1S92, invested in certificate of 

deposit at 4 per cent., Dec. 6, 1892 152 17 

211 02 

— 1 453 37 

Accumulated in 1893, and still on hand not invested 175 26 



$ 628 63 



Respectfully submitted, 

T. E. CHEEK, Treasurer. 

We have examined the above report and found it correct. 

H. A. REAMS, 
JOHN L. MARKHAM, 

Auditors. 

Oil motion, the report was ordered printed in the Minutes. 

Remarks were made upon the report by W. C. Tyree, of 
Durham; W. h. Poteat, N. B. Broughtonand J. D. Hufham. 

W. C. Tyree, on motion, was requested to furnish a 
copy of his remarks to tlie Biblical Recorder for publication. 

The committee appointed to consider the advisability of 
a sepaiate board for the Sunday-School and Colportage work 
reported recommending the same, and offered certain 
changes in the Constitution to provide for said board. 

Upon motion of C. Durham, the report of the committee 
was referred to a committee of seven, to be appointed by 
the President of the Convention, said committee to report 
at the next session of this Convention a printed copy of the 
Constitution with all changes that may be necessary to pro- 
vide for such separation. 

The President appointed B. Cade, C. Durham, J. C. Scar- 
borough, J. S. Hardaway, Thomas Hume, J. B. Boone and 
W. L. Poteat. 

M. P. INTatheny, Lincohiton, offered the report of the 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 6/ 

Committee on Sunday-Schools and Colportage as follows, 
which, after remarks upon same, was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY-SCHOOLS AND COL- 
PORTAGE. 

Your Committee on so much of the Board's report as refers to the 
above subjects, desire to emphasize — 

1st. The importance to our work of gathering and tabulating the 
statistics of our Sunday-school work in the State, and we recommend 
to our Board that continued and systematic effort be made along this 
line. Our people need to know what we are doing in this department 
of our work. " 

2d. The urgent necessity of securing, in co-operation with the Asso- 
ciations, at least one colporter for each Association. We do not 
desire to lessen the contributions to other departments of work, but 
we are confident that our people are losing a golden opportunity, and 
neglecting an imperative duty along this line. 

3d. The importance of systematic giving for these objects, and we 
recommend that our Board make an effort to secure one contribution 
each month from our Sunday-schools. Our children who have schools 
ought to be enlisted in behalf of those communities who have none. 

4th. The encroachments being made by the International Series of 
Sunday-school Helps in displacing the Bible from the Sunday-school. 
We are earnest friends of such help, but we are constrained to believe 
that there is real danger to our cause in such displacement, and we 
urge our pastors and Sunday-school superintendents to carefully inves- 
tigate and correct, when possible, this tendency. 

5th. We recommend that, in the future, the management of the 
Supply Store paj' cash for all goods as they purchase them, and sell for 
cash as near as it is possible to do. and that special and persistent effort 
be made to liquidate the present indebtedness of the Store. 

M. P. MATHENY, 
J. B. POWERS, 
J. W. POWELL, 
RUFLTS FORD, 

Upon motion of J. W. Carter, the remainder of the report 
of Committee upon the Conclusions of the Board of Missions 
and Sunday-Schools, making certain changes in the Consti- 
tution, was referred to the committee of seven provided for 
with regard to separate Sunday-school and Colportage Board. 



68 MINUTES OF THE 

J. L. Carroll, of Chapel Hill, at request of T. H. Pritch- 
ard, submitted the following report: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CENTENNIAL. 

Your Committee appointed a year ago on the Centennial beg leave 
to report, that soon after the session of the Convention in Raleigh, 
they organized the work throughout the State, and prosecuted it with all 
the wisdom and energy at their command, but from various causes, now 
needless to enumerate, the enterprise failed of complete success. A 
few churches redeemed their pledges, and one Association, the Mt. 
Zion, gave all that was asked of it, but we regret to say that only 
$5,183.80 passed through the hands of our Treasurer for this object. 
We know that considerable sums were sent directly to the Boards at 
Richmond and Atlanta, but we do not suppose that the amount all 
told would reach |6,ooo. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. H. PRITCHARD, 
R. VANDEVENTER, 
J. L. CARROLL, 
C. DURHAM, 
J. H. EDWARDS, 
J. D. HUFHAM. 

The Convention then adjourned, with benediction by J. h. 
Sproles, of Shelby. 



MONDAY EVENING. 

After an anthem by the choir, 

J. S. Hardaway, of Oxford, read the 115th Psalm and 
offered prayer. 

The Convention was called to order by the President. 

R. VanDeventer read the report of the Committee on 
Young People's Societies, as follows: 

REPORT ON YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES. 

Whereas, many of our churches have moved to secure the increased 
activity of our Baptist j'oung people in Christian service and their 
instruction in the Scriptures, Baptist doctrine and history, and their 
enlistment in all forms of missionary work ; we recommend — 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 69 

1. That a committee of five be appointed by the President of this 
Convention to aid by letters, circulars, and newspaper articles, and in 
other ways, the organization of local societies of young people. 

2. That we recommend to the young people's societies "The Young 
People^ s Leader" published by the Baptist Sunday-School Board, at 
Nashville, Tenn. 

Respectfully submitted. R. VANDEVENTER, 

J. H. EDWARDS, 
H. B. DUFFIE, 
F. H. MARTIN, 
W. A. PARHAM. 

Committee. 

Remarks were made by R. VaiiDeventer, J. B. Boone, 
Thomas Hume, C. W. Scarborough, G. M. Webb, C. S. 
Blackwell and T. H. Pritchard. 

The President appointed R, VanDeventer, Thomas Hume, 
T. H. Pritchard, C. S. Blackwell and C. W. Scarborough 
as the committee provided for in the report of the Commit- 
tee on Young People's Societies. 

The report of the Committee on State Missions being 
called up as the next special order, it was read by J. K. 
Fant, as follows: 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 
God's blessing upon our State Mission work in the past is cause for 
profound gratitude. We congratulate the Board on the splendid success 
which has crowned its efforts during the year just closed. That it should 
have accomplished so much under all the circumstances is evidence of 
Divine guidance. 

But your committee is of the opinion that the cause of State Mis- 
sions is suffering on account of not paying its missionaries more 
promptly. Some means ought to be devised by which they could receive 
their salaries at least quarterly ; and while we would recommend the 
prosecution of the work with all diligence, we believe that the work for 
the coming year should be projected ou such basis as to enable them to 
close this year without debt. 

Respectfully submitted, J. K. FANT, 

C. A. G. THOMAS, 
J. L. SPROLES, 
R. R. OVERBY, 
W. B. MORTON, 
C. W. BLANCHARD, 
Committee . 



yo MINUTES OF THE 

The report was discussed by J. K. Fant, J. C. Scar- 
borough, R. T. Vann, Rufus Ford, N. B. Broughton, C. 
Durham, and the report was adopted. 

Thomas Hume offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted by a rising vote. 

Resolved, That we extend our cordial thanks to this hospitable com- 
munity, and especially our Baptist brethren, for their kind provision for 
our comfort, and that we heartily appreciate the Christian courtesy of 
our brethren of other denominations, and the arrangements of the rail- 
road and steamboat companies for our transportation at reduced rates. 

B. Cade moved that the Convention now adjourn sine die. 

Closing remarks were made by T. H. Pritchard, R. T. 
Bryan, J. W. Carter, C. Durham, J. D. Huf ham, B. Cade 
and G. M. Webb. 

"God be with you" was sung, and the Convention 
adjourned to meet in Charlotte, N. C, on Thursday, De- 
cember 6th, at 7:30 P. M. 

R. H. MARSH, President. 

N. B. Broughton, 

N. B. Cobb, 

Secretaries. 



NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HISTORICAL 
SOCIETY. 

The sixth annual meeting of the North Carolina Baptist 
Historical Society was held December 10, 1893, in the Bap- 
tist Church, Elizabeth City. 

Thomas Hume was re-elected President; Vice-Presidents, 
N. B. Cobb, E. E. Hilliard; Secretary, J. C. Caddell; 
Treasurer, W. L. Poteat. 

After an inspiring address by the President, the following 
members were enrolled on payment of the annual fee of 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 7 1 

one dollar: N. B. Cobb, T. J. Taylor, C. S. Blackwell, John 
Mitchell, Thomas Hume, W. L. Poteat, W. J. Fulford, 
Collier Cobb, J. B. Boone. Life-members present, J. D. 
Hufham, J. h. Carroll, John C. Scarborough. 

On motion of W. L. Poteat, W. H. Whitsett and F. C. 
McConnell were elected honorary members of the Society. 

On motion, the following brethren were asked to read 
papers on the subjects assigned them at the next annual 
meeting of the Convention in Charlotte, N. C. : L. R. 
Mills, Wake Forest, N. C, on the "Life and Work of 
Dr. W. M. Wingate; Prof W. L. Poteat to prepare a 
paper on such topic as he might deem of interest to the 
Society; Chas. E. Taylor on the " Life and Work of J. S. 
Purefoy." 

J. D. Hufham was requested to prepare a paper on the 
"History of Anti-Mission Baptists in this State." 

N. B. Cobb read his paper, "The History of North Caro- 
lina Baptists during Colonial Times." 

The unanimous thanks of the Society were tendered the 
author for the excellent paper, bringing out, as it did, many 
valuable and interesting facts of Baptisthistory during that 
period, andas a further evidence of the Society's appreciation 
of the merits of the paper, Dr. Cobb was made a life-member 
of this Society. 

There appearing no further business, the Society adjourned 
to meet with the Convention in its next annual meeting at 
Charlotte, December, 1894. 

THOMAS HUME, President. 

J. C. Caddell, Secretary. 



AF»F»ENDi:^; 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



Namk. • Posr-oFFicE. Association. 

Adams, J. Q Wadesboro Pee Dee. 

Adams, M. A Monroe Union County. 

Adams. E. J Copeland ..Yadkin. 

Adderton, W. S Denton . . Liberty. 

Albritton, J. T ..Mt. Olive Atlantic. 

Aman, D. F Pollard Atlantic. 

Ammons, John Outlook French Broad. 

Ammons, J. M Halewood. French Broad. 

Anderson, T. J Sanford Sandy Creek. 

Angell, J. J ..Boonville Yadkin. 

Atkinson, J. W Hutchinson's Store Central. 

Austin, D. M Charlotte Mecklenburg and Cabarrus. 

Austin, J. H Rockingham Pee Dee. 

Avery, Virgil ..Colletlsville Caldwell. 

Bailey. C. T., D. D Raleigh ..Raleigh. 

Bailey, L. J .Walnut Run French Broad. 

Barker, A. N New Hope Brier Creek. 

Barker, W. S Silas Creek 

Barder, W. S Silas Creek Ashe and Alleghany, 

Barr, J. S Comet _ 

Barrett, E. B \Yhite's Store Pee Dee. 

Barrett, VV. A... Franklinton Flat River. 

Ballard, VV. S Scotland Neck Tar River. 

Barkley, J. G Rocky Mount Tar River. 

Barnes, S. D Boomer Brushy Mountain. 

Ijarnes, K . Sterlings Robeson. 

Baliiwin, M Winston . Pilot Mountain. 

Beaman, W. H... Pine Ridge Yadkin. 

Beam. J. A ... ..Bethel II ill Flat River. 

Beard. C. E Winnie ..Cedar Creek. 

Bell, J. W Clinton South River. 

Bel vins, C Trap H ill Elkin. 

Bennett, J. L Monroe . Union. 

liennett, R. J Jubilee Little River. 

Bennett, J. M Lexington . ..Sianly. 

Bennett, D. K Charlotte ..Mecklenburg and Cabarrus. 

Betts, Allen Varina .Little River. 

Belts, Alvin Raleigh Raleigh. 

Betts, A. L ..Madison Pilot Mountain. 

Bilbro, W. L. Magnolia Eastern, 

Blackburn, S Crumpler .-Vshe and Alleghany. 

Biackwell. C. S., D. D Elizabeth City Chowan. 

Bland, William Ilawley's Store South River. 

Blanchard, C. W^ East Durham Mount Zion. 

Blivins, E Crumpler Ashe and Alleghany. 

Rogart, C. P Eden ton Chowan. 

Boone, J. B Windsor West Chowan. 

Boslick, G. P ..Tung Chow, China 



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Name. Post-office. Association. 

Bostick, W. M. Troy Monigomery . 

Boyd, J. P Polkton Pee Dee. 

Bivins. J. A Richardson's Creek Union. 

Bradshaw, Moravian Falls Hrubhy Mountain, 

Briggs, VV. K Briggsville French Broad. 

Brindle, J. H Lattimore Kings Mountain. 

Bristoe, S. F Coleraine West Chowan. 

Britt. J. L Turkey Eastern. 

Brooks, Z. B Wake Forest .Sandy Creek. 

Brown, H. A Winston Pilot Mountain. 

Brown, W. G Cross Roads Church Yadkin. 

Brown, C. C Hamptonville .Yadkin, 

Brown, Asa Riverside Three Forks. 

Brown, Joel ..Boomer Brushy Mountain. 

Bridges, J. A Spring Hope Tar River. 

Bridges, D. P Louisville, Ky South Fork 

Bridges, S. A Forest City Sandy Run. 

Bright, T Forest City ..Sandy Run. 

Bryan, R. T _ Shanghai, China Eastern. 

Bryan, L. Cypress Creek Cedar Creek. 

Brunt, William Winnie Cedar Creek. 

Bullard, D. S Clay Fork Cedar Creek. 

Bumgarner, A. P Lattimore Kings Mountain. 

Bumgardner, W, J S wanner Alexander. 

Bunch, E Hobbsville Chowan. 

Burfoot, A. W.. Hertford Chowan. 

Burcharn, G. M Elkin Eikin. 

Burchett, J. W. Roaring River Elkin. 

Butler, A. A-. Mt. Olive ...Eastern. 

Byrd, W. F Trap Hill Elkin. 

Cain, I Lake Waccama w Waccamaw 

Cale, Dancy.. Windsor West Chowan. 

Campbell, Neil .Grayson .Three Porks. 

Campbell, A. N Poe's Little River. 

Campbell. J. A ..Poe's ..Little River. 

Carrick, Thomas Lexington Liberty, 

Carroll, J. L., D. D Chapel Hill Mt. Zion. 

Carswell, J. W Enola Catawba River. 

Carswell, Z .Enola . Catawba River, 

Carter, J. W., D. D Raleigh Central. 

Carter, I. M Bern ice Ashe and Alleghany. 

Case, C. C ..Green Hill Green River. 

Cashwell, C. S Hickory S.aith Fork. 

Caudle, A. B ..Monroe Union. 

Caudle, J. H.. Dennis Pilot Mountain. 

Chafin. N. S Calahan Yadkin. 

Cheek, F. B Whitehead Ashe and Alleghany. 

Church, G. H Siatesville South Yadkin. 

Church, I. W Reedy Branch. B'ushy Mountain. 

Clark, D. J Clarkton Cape Fear. 

Clark, F. P Dogwood Catawba River. 

Clark, N. L Chamb::rs ..Catawba River. 

Clarke, ]. D St. Paul's Robeson. 

Claik, Q. D St. Paul's. Cedar Creek. 

Cobb, N. B., D. D ..Raleigh... Central. 

Cobb. T. J.. Chad bourn Columbus. 

Collins, J. W.". Chalk Level... Little River. 

Combs, W.J ...Trap Hill. Elkin. 



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Name. Post-ofkice. Association. 

Comer, J Q Hampionville Yadkin. 

Conrad, S. F Winston .Pilot Mountain. 

Cook. J. H Lark . Catawba River. 

Coppedge, G. W .Moore's Mill Tar River. 

Corn, N. P. M .Little Creek French Broad. 

Craig, B Union West Chowan. 

Cree, Archibald Roxobel West Chowan. 

Crawford, R. H Rollins Catawba River, 

Creech, Worley. Hare's Store Raleigh. 

Crisp, J. r Lenoir .Caldwell. 

Crisp, John Norris Three Forks. 

Crews, R. W Germanton Pilot Mountain. 

Crocker, W. E ..Tung Chow, China Eastern. 

Croom, H. M Gl )be Caldwell. 

Curtis, L. M Aulander West Chowan. 

Davis, A. C Unionville Union. 

Davis, E. L Olive Branch Union. 

Davis. J. F Vilas Three Forks. 

Davis, P. S. C Currituck C. H. Chowan. 

Denny, J. C Heilig's Mills Stanly. 

Denton, J. R Dysartsville Green River. 

Devin, R. I Oxford Flat River. 

Deviny, J. V Wake Forest Central. 

Deweese, L Outlook French Broad. 

Dietz, J. S Pearson Catawba River. 

Dixon, Thonnas, Sr Shelby Kings Mountain. 

Do well, George J Durham Mt. Zion. 

Dowell, W' Jennings' Mills Brier Creek. 

Downing, J. B Buckhorn Cedar Creek. 

Driver, R Mapltrville Tar River. 

Driver, R. P .Earpsboro Raleigh. 

Duke, G M Duke's. Tar River. 

Duncan, H Clinton Eastern. 

Duncan, T. M Bt-aver Creek Ashe and Alleghany. 

Durham, C, D. D Raleigh Central. 

Ebeltoft, T. W Shelby Kings Mountuin. 

Edwards, A. A Winnebow South Atlantic. 

Edwards, D. D Morri-ville Raleigh. 

Edwards, E. J Cedar Creek Cedar Creek. 

Ed«vards, J. H Fayetteville Robeson. 

Edwards, O. T Mt. Vernon Springs Sandy Creek. 

Edwards, \V. H Wake Forest .Central. 

Elam, P. R Kings Mountain Kings Mountain. 

Ella, J. F Maple Springs Brushy Mountain. 

Ellington, E. P.. Madison Pilot Mountain. 

Ellioi,Josiah Hertford Chowan. 

lirvin, H. C Shelby Kini?s Mountain. 

Fant, J. K Littleton Tar River. 

Farthing, A. C Hattie Three Forks. 

Farthing, J. H Hattie Three Forks. 

Felmet, C. F Waco Kings Mountain. 

Fender, A Laurelton French Broad. 

Fields, C. F. Elkin Elkin, 

Fisher, ]. G Roslin Cedar Creek. 

Fisher Reuben Stedman South River. 

Fleetwood. J. C Margarettsville West Chowan. 

Ford, Kufus Newbern Atlantic. 

Forrester, ]. A Dellaplane .. Brier Creek. 

Franklin, J. K Devotion Elkin. 



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Name. Post-ofkice. Association. 

Fulford, W. J Maxton Robeson. 

Fuqua, S, S Sulphur Springs Montgomery. 

Gentry, S. E State Road. Elkin. 

Gilmore, S - Goldston Sandy Creek. 

Gilmore, Louisville, Ky Sandy Creek. 

Gibbs, N. G Benson Little River. 

Glenn, W. H Grayson Ashe and Alleghany, 

Goforth, S. S Lovelace Brier Creek. 

Goodwin, A Sweet Home Brier Creek. 

Gore, D. N Whiteville Cape Fear. 

Gore, J. W..... Vineland.. Cape Fear. 

Gouch, I. O Wake Forest Central. 

Gourley, R. Winston Pilot Mountain. 

Gower, C. E.. Lincolnton South Fork. 

Graham, D Lake Waccamavif Waccamaw. 

Graham, H. W Swan's Station Little River. 

Gray, W. F Buck Shoals ..Brier Creek. 

Greene, George W ..Canton, China .Central. 

Green, E Houck Caldwell. 

Green, J. B Forest City.. ..Sandy Run. 

Green, M. L Bethlehem .West Chowan. 

Green, David Norris Three Forks. 

Green, Solomon Stony Fork Three Forks. 

Green, R. G Hamptonville Yadkin. 

Greenwood, Point Fork. French Broad. 

Griffin, J. W Locust Level Stanly. 

GuUedge, J. G Brown Creek Union. 

Gwaltney, J. S Cilley Caldwell. 

Gwaltney, L. P Vashti Alexander. 

Gwaltney, W. R Wake Forest Central. 

Gwyn, E. N Elkin Elkin. 

Hackney, J. D Mt. Vernon Springs Sandy Creek. 

Hagaman, J. G Sweet Water Three Forks. 

Hamrick, G. P.. Henrietta.. .Kings Mountain. 

Hamner, W. H .Lexington Liberty. 

Harman, G. W Weldon Tar River, 

Harman, A. J.. Harman Three Forks. 

Harman, D. G Sugar Grove Three Forks. 

Harman, J. M Sugar Grove ..Three Forks. 

Hall, S. W Thomasville Liberty. 

Hardaway, J. S Oxford Flat River. 

Harrell, J. B Mt. Olive Eastern. 

Harrell, W. B., M. D Dunn .Little River. 

Harrill, Z. D Ellenboro Sandy Run. 

Harrill, H. B Forest City Green River. 

Harrelson, J. D Fair Bluff Cape Fear. 

Harrelson, Hugh Kentyre, S. C. Robeson. 

Harris, B. B Cuba Green River. 

Harris, D. J Sparta Ashe and Alleghany. 

Harris, J. M Harkland Catawba River. 

Harris, William Kapp's Mills Elkin. 

Harrison, T ..Rockingham Pee Dee. 

Harrington, E. P .Missions Stanly. 

Harper, R. D Duke's Tar River. 

Hartwell, J. W Deep Creek ..Pee Dee. 

Hawkins, R. N Sharon Kings Mountain. 

Hay more, C. C Mt. Airy .Pilot Mountain. 

Henderson, G. W Blaine Stanly. 

Hedgepeth, I. T Orrum Robeson. 



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APPENDIX. 



Name. Post-office. Association. 

Herring, D. VV . Tung Chow, China Ea.stern. 

Hiden, Morehead Atlaniic. 

Hice, L. II .Baton Caldwell County. 

Hill. J. A - Amis Union. 

Hill, G. W Eoka Cape Fear. 

Hilburn, David.. Biadenboro Cape Fear. 

nilburn, L. \V Robeson's Cape Fear. 

llilburn.R. M Biadenboro Cape Fear. 

Hildebrand, A Enola Catawba River. 

Hildebrand, I. M Penelope South Fork. 

Hildreth, J. H Souihport Cape Fear. 

Hilliard, ]. M .Morrisville Raleigh. 

Hocut, T.' C Chapel Hill Mt. Zion. 

Holler, 'E Feltz Brier Creek. 

Holler, I... - Feltz Brier Creek. 

Hogue, G. F .. Boonville Yadkin. 

Hoggard. J. N Severn West Chowan. 

Hollcman, J. M Apex. Little River. 

Honeycut, G. A ...Whitley Stanly. 

Honeycut, W. H Bloomington Stanly. 

Honeycut, R ..Beaman's X Roads South River. 

Honeycutt, T. M Mars Hill French Broad. 

Holletield, A. P EUenboro Sandy Run. 

Hopkins. W.J Mooresville South Yadkin. 

Hopper. Charles W Mt. Olive Eastern. 

Horner, K. C Hornei's Flat River. 

Horner, T. J.. Henderson Flat River. 

Howell. J. K Rocky Mount . ..Tar River. 

Howell, W.J.. Wake Forest Central. 

Howell, Je.sse Green Level Raleigh. 

Hoyle. J. A Iron Station South Fork. 

Hufham, I. D., D. D Tarboro Tar River. 

Hudson, T. A.. Elk Shoals Alexander. 

Hughes. John Byrd Elkin. 

Hull, W. F Workman Catawba. 

Hull, Asa - Catawba. 

Humphrey, W. A ... Orrum Robeson. 

Hume, Thomas, D. D Chapel Hill Mt. Zion. 

Hunt. A Gamble's Green River. 

Huntley, W. B. Henrietta Kings Mountain. 

Huntley, W. W Henrietta Sandy Run. 

Hussey, J. A Ash pole Robtson. 

Hutchinson, J. H Hutchinson's Store Central. 

Hutchinson, J. M Hutchinson's Store Raleigh. 

Ingram. H. M.. Wadesboro Pee Dee. 

Jackson. Elbert Turner Green River. 

James, R. H Ento Union. 

Jenkins, C. A G )ldsboro Atlantic. 

Johnson, L, Rockingham Pee Dee. 

Johnson, William'R Buckhorn :.. -South River. 

Johnston, J. C. Reese Three Forks. 

Jones, E. F Gastonia South Fork. 

Jones, N. S Salisbury South Yadkin. 

Jones, W. T. G'>kLboro... Atlantic. 

Jones, J. R Milton Btul.ih. 

Jordan, James .Franklinsville Sandy Creek. 

Jordan, W. P Hertford Chowan. 

Jordan. Y O-bornville Brier Creek. 

Justice, C. B Rutherfordton ..Green River. 



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Name. Post-office. Association. 

Kelly, D. C -- Wilmington Cape Fear. 

Kesiler, M. L.. ...Red Springs Pee Dee. 

Lamberth, J. H Roxboro Flat River. 

Lancaster, J. F Oak Ridge Liberty. 

Landrum, M. M., M. D ..Marion Green River. 

Lansdell, J. J Roxboro Flat River. 

Leach, M. J Prim -. Liberty. 

Leary, T. J Wake Forest Atlantic. 

Leaiherman, J. F Hall's X Roads Kings Mountain. 

Leggelt, B.. Windsor West Chowan. 

Lennon, Haynes Orton Columbus. 

Lennon, J. P - Robeson's Cape Fear. 

Lewellyn, J. H ..Dobson Pilot Mountain. 

Lewis, C. H Gamble's Store Catawba River. 

Little, J. W Zoar ..Union. 

Limerick, R. L Shelby Kings Mountain. 

Loftis, R. L ..Mt. Airy Pilot Mountain. 

Logan. W. H Ayr Green River. 

Long. J. H Excelsior South Atlantic. 

Marsh, R. H., D. D Oxford Flat River. 

Marsh, A Beaver Dam Union. 

Marshburn, A. B Nealsville Green River. 

Martin, C. H Polkton Pee Dee. 

Martin, J. H Hamptonville Yadkin. 

Martin, F. H Lumberton Robeson. 

Matheny, M. P Lincolnton South Fork. 

Matthews, J. R. .Hexalena West Chowan. 

Matthews, N. J Walnut Cove ..Pilot Mountain. 

Maconson, M. V Morganton Catawba River. 

Mathis, B Buck Shoal Brier Creek. 

Maultsby, D. L Whiteville Waccamaw. 

May, S. S X Roads Church Yadkin. 

McBride, \.F Dark Ridge ..Three Forks. 

McBride, A.J Mast Three F'orks. 

McClure, W, B Macpelah South Fork. 

McGinniss, I. J Vilas Three Forks. 

McGugan, C. P Lumber Bridge Robeson. 

McLeod, Duncan Washington Tar River. 

McKaughan, J. A Wake Forest Yadkin. 

McMahan,A .Hamrick Sandy Run. 

McMillan, D. C Ashpole Robeson. 

McNeill, M Wilkesboro Brushy Mountain. 

Meadows, W. C Poor's Knob Brushy Mountain. 

Mediin, M, R Love's Level Union. 

Meeks, O. P Clinton Eastern. 

Melton, W. H Kapp's Mills Elkin. 

Melvin, W. A Harrell's Store Eastern. 

Melvin, W. S Winnie Cedar Creek. 

Mercer, M. V Lumberton Robeson. 

Merrill, G. L Franklinsville Sandy Creek. 

Millikin, C Ashe South Atlantic. 

Millikin, M ...^she ..South Atlantic. 

Miniz, J, A .Shalotte South Atlantic. 

Mitchell, John, D. D Franklinton Central. 

Moffitt, J. S Stone Mountain Green River. 

Montague, E. J Allensville Flat River. 

Moore, D. G Rosindale Waccamaw. 

Moore, R. R Greensboro Beulah. 

Moore, J. O Hun ting Creek Btier Creek. 



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APPENDIX. 



Name. Post-office. Association. 

Moore, Warren Risden Caldwell 

Moore, R. A Red Springs Robeson. 

Morton, W. B.. Louisburg Tar River. 

Morton, W. G Albemarle Stanly. 

Morton, W Thomasville ..Liberty. 

Moss, T. J Forest City .Sandy Run, 

Moss, N. H Cherryville Kings Mountain. 

Mull, J. W Moiganlon Caldwell. 

Mullinax, T. H Grover Kings Mountain. 

Murchison, D. C Gulf.. Sandy Creek. 

Murchison, C. M Penelope South Fork. 

Myers, A, E Round Mountain Elkin. 

Myers, W. W Round Mountain Elkin. 

Myers, W. A Osbornville Brier Creek. 

Nelson, C. J .Goldsboro Atlantic. 

Nelson, J. H Patterson Caldwell. 

Newberry, T. B Fayetteville Robeson. 

Newell, G. W Mapleville Tar River. 

Newton, C. C Lagos, South Africa Mt. Zion. 

Newton, I. T Carthage Sandy Creek. 

Newton, J. B Fork Church ..South Yadkin. 

Newton, J. D Thomasville Liberty. 

Nobles, J. VV.. Aden. _ Atlantic. 

Norris, H. W.. Ballentine's Mills Raleigh. 

Norton, J. H. Venable Elkin. 

Nowell, W. C Sm.thfield Raleigh. 

Olive, W. S Apex Raleigh. 

Oliver, VV. B Wilmington Eastern. 

Oliver, P.. Dalton Pilot Mountain. 

Orment, J. R South Fork. 

Overby, R. R., D. D Bellcross ..Chowan. 

Overton, W. C- Harrellsville West Chowan. 

Oxford, I Downsville Caldwell. 

Pace, J. R Bethel Tar River. 

Page, S. C ..Rhodes South River. 

Palmer, R. L Buck Creek Three Forks. 

Paris, T. VV. Osbornville Brier Creek. 

Payne, J. M Boone Three Forks. 

Peele, K. E Burgaw Eastern. 

Pendergrass, J. R Old Fort. ..Green River. 

Purnell, ^L R.. Louisburg Tar River. 

Phillips, J Three Forks. 

Phi!lii>s, William Mt. Airy. Yadkin. 

Pippin, A. A Spring Hope Tar River. 

Piichford, J. A Littleton Tar River. 

Perkinson, L ..Oakville Tar River. 

Pittman, A. R Alfred Robeson. 

Poe, E. A Morganton Catawba River. 

Pool, C. C Partee Alexander. 

Pool, D. VV Vashti Alexander. 

Porter, A. H Orton Cape Fear. 

Porter, E. J Brazil Cape Fear. 

Boston, R.. Shelby Kings Mountain. 

Poston, F. H Smithfield Raleigh. 

Powell. J. VV Tar River. 

Privatte, F Lumberton Robeson. 

Pri valie, F. A Lumberton Robeson. 

Privatte, John Lumberton Robeson. 

Privette, L T VVilkesboro Brushy Mountain. 



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Name. Post-office. Association. 

Pritchard, T. H., D. D.. .Charlotte Mecklenburg and Cabarrus. 

Pruitt, L. R -Mr. Airy.. Pilot Mountain. 

Pruitt, N Knob Creek .Catawba River. 

Pugh, T. M Randleman Liberty. 

Purefoy, A. F Wake Forest Central. 

Reaves, E. S.. Aulander Wtst Chowan. 

Rector, J. A Table Rock. Catawba River. 

Red wine, J. F ..Fork Church South Yadkin. 

Register, J. M Register Cape Fear. 

Richardson, J. B... High Point Libeny. 

Roberts, C. Berlin A^he and Alleghany. 

Roberts, D. J ..Cherry Lane Elkin. 

Rogers, D. C Owensville ..Eastern. 

Rogers, J. W. F ...Apex .Raleigh. 

Rogers, O .Winchester Union. 

Royall, F. M.. Tung Chow, China South River. 

Royall, W. B., D.I) Wake Forest Central. 

Salmon, J Fayetteville Little River. 

Sandling. R. C ..Harreli's Store Eastern. 

Saunders. B Lilesville Pee Dee. 

Savage, W. V ..Columbia Chowan. 

Sears, D. B ..Siler City Sandy Creek. 

Seago, P. H- Lilesville. Pee Dee. 

Seagraves. W. M Jonesville -. Brier Creek. 

Sellers, L Supply Cape Fear. 

Sessoms. R. M ..Lumberton .Cape Fear. 

Settle, J. F ..Benham Elkin. 

Settlemier, G. W Old Fort. Green River. 

Scarborough. C. W .. Murfreesboro W^est Chowan. 

Shaver, J. M.. ..Dealsville.. .. Alexander. 

Shell, J. T Petra Mills Caldwell. 

Sheets, H.. Lexington Pdot Mountain. 

Shepard, J. J Brindletown Catawba. 

Sherrill, T. C Petra Mills Caldwell. 

Sherwood, J. J. L.. Boone Three Forks, 

Simmons, S. F Jonesville Brier Creek. 

Simms, A. M ...Raleigh Raleigh. 

Skinner, T. E., D. D.... Raleigh Central. 

Sledge, J. W .Cedar Rock Tar River. 

Soles, J. Mt. Tabor South Atlantic. 

Sorrell, W. M Cary Raleigh. 

Sorrells, J. C Bridgewater Green River. 

Smith, Isaac Lenoir ..Caldwell. 

Smith, J. VV Byrd.sville Cape Fear. 

Smith, J. A Fair Bluff.. Robeson. 

Snider, D. A Monroe Union. 

Spalding, S. A Elkton Waccamaw. 

Speight, T. T., D. D Lewiston West Chowan. 

Spence, J. R Ballentine's Mills Little River. 

Spillman, B. W ..Louisville, Ky Tar River. 

Sproles, J. L Shelby King's Mountain, 

Stanley, J. F.. Dresden Ashe and Alleghany, 

Stephens, M. A Lumberton .Robeson, 

Stephens, J. A Reese Three Forks. 

Stallings, J. N., D. D Low Gap. Yadkin. 

Stallings, N. P .Powell's Point Chowan. 

Stewart, J. L Clinton Eastern. 

Stradley, J. A Oxford .Flat River. 

Stringfield, O, L .Raleigh Raleigh. 



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Name. Post-office. Association. 

Stone, C. H Hny Slack Yadkin. 

Swaim, S. D Wilmington Eastern, 

Swain, V, M Jonesville Bner Creek. 

Swain, E, L .Supply Cape Fear. 

Taylor, C. E., D. D Wake Forest Central. 

Taylor, E. L Ruiherfordton .Gieen River. 

Taylor, J. H Dinsdale Green River. 

Taylor, T. J Warrenton Tar River. 

Tew, J. O Clinton South River, 

Tew, D. W Beaman's X E^ads South River. 

Teeter, E. D Locust Level Stanly. 

Tharp, J. W Irt-dell South Atlantic, 

Thomas, C. A. G Greensboro ..Pilot Mountain. 

Thomas, I. W Hibnien Caldwell. 

Thompson, K .Low Gap Yadkin. 

Townsend, J. T.. Fayetteville Cedar Creek. 

Tucker. E Weasel Ashe and Alleghany. 

Tyree, \V. C ...Durham Mt. Zion. 

Vandeventer, R Henderson Tar River. 

Vanhoy, W. H Hamptonville Yadkin. 

Vernon, J. H Pollocksville Atlantic, 

Vestal, M. H Jonesville Yadkin. 

Waff, W. B .Reynoldson Chowan. 

Walker, W New Castle .Bner Creek. 

Walton, M. C. Wilmington ..Eastern. 

Ward, D. J Swansboro Atlantic. 

Wat kins, G. T Roxboio Flat River. 

Welborn, M. T Ciingman Brier Creek. 

Webb, G. M Randk-man Liberty. 

West, J. H Cedar Valley Caldwell. 

Weatherman, J. G Jenning's Mill Brier Greek. 

Wheeless, Z. W .Grissom .F'lat River. 

Whisnant, E. S Table Rock Catawba River. 

White, J. A Macedonia 

White, J. E - .Edenion Chowan. 

White, M. P Wilmington .Cape Fear. 

White, W. E Avilla Alexander. 

White, W. W Wilkesboro Brushy Mountain. 

Whiteside. Z. T Uree ..Green River. 

Wilcox, A. G Brinkleyville.. Tar River, 

Wilcoxon, William Elk X Roads Three F'orks. 

Wilhoit, G. O Ansonville Pee Dee. 

Williams, B. B Harrellsville West Chowan. 

Williams, C. B Win ton West Chowan, 

Williams, H, T Seaboard West Chowan, 

Williams, A. J Kapp's Mills Elkin. 

Willis, W, W .Lumberton Robeson. 

Wilson, L. A Sutherland Three Forks. 

Wilson, W, li Madison Pilot Mountain. 

Wilson. J. C Merry Oaks Mt. Zion. 

Wood, T. G Muvfreesboro West Chowan, 

Woodson, C. J Gatesville West Chowan. 

Wooten, E. W Wooten's Cape Fear. 

Wooten, F. T .Keith Eastern. 

V/ooten,R. W Ciingman Brier Creek. 

Wright, T Lovelace Brier Creek. 

Wright, T. S Peachland Pee Dee. 

Younce, Jacob .Dark Ridge Three Forks.